The Vision of Morwell Family Church

Our Vision

In the beginning God created…

Each year we develop our progressive vision. That process includes all of us meeting together to discuss and produce the spiritual and practical directions we need to take to accomplish a purposeful life as a Christian community.

It’s based around a number of simple premises…

1: That the Holy Spirit must lead the Church.

We believe Christ is the head of His Church and therefore must direct what we do. (Scriptures: Ephesians 4:1-16; 5:15-21; Matthew 16:13-19

2: That the Church is here for the sake of the people.

It is important to us that we maintain a joyous, happy, loving and caring environment built on the premise that “People come first”. People before programs and projects. Our Church is all about relationships – first and foremost – relationship with Jesus, relationship with each other and building relationships with new friends. (Scripture: Acts 2:42-47.)

3: That everyone is valuable.

We want everyone to feel that they have something to contribute and that their contribution will be respected. We all are part of the Church’s vision – in fact we believe the vision belongs to the people! We implement it together.

We believe:
· Everyone has a Divine Call from God on their life.
· Everyone has a Particular Place in God’s Body – the Church.
· Everyone has a Unique Ministry to perform.

Outworking Our Vision

It’s based on three simple priorities that we hold to and try to encompass in everything we do.

Priority One: Relationships – for us to love extravagantly
· With God
· With each other
· With those seeking answers for their lives

We believe that “Love” is what the church should be all about, reflecting the nature of God and what He does. Nothing should be of more important than the building of strong, healthy, loving relationships.

Priority Two: Restoration – for us to hope enthusiastically
· Of Purpose – our reason for being
· Of Ministry – our calling in God
· Of Relationships – in terms of unity and love

For too many people the joy of being a Christ Follower has been lost due to misunderstanding, lack of opportunity, or maybe some undealt with, unhealed hurt. So our priority of Restoration is to give each other purpose, ministry opportunity, and help each other see what we can be in God as part of a loving, healthy church community.

Priority Three: Relevance – for us to expand our faith realistically
· In the message we present
· In the ministries we engage in
· In the methods we use

People today want to discover a God who is real and meaningful. Jesus Christ said He was “The Way, The Truth and The Life” and He meant that to be as relative today as it was when He first said it nearly 2000 years ago. So we’re not religious, or superficial, or presenting some sort of ‘blind faith’. We are into reality in a big way.

These three priorities influence everything we do here.

Getting Our Vision

Involves everyone! Each year we set aside time to meet as a congregation and explore the vision that we will adopt for the coming twelve months. It’s not ‘rocket science’, but because we know vision deteriorates into work, we know that the work will only be done by those who are committed to it.

We know we will only be committed to what we are passionate about. So we talk about our vision, dissecting it, reviewing our achievements and determining our next steps.

Our vision means we are in it together.

Our vision direction for 2020 is “Better Together."

Better together with God, with one another, with the community ~Ephesians 3:14-21. NIV

“For this reason I kneel before the Father,15from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, 21to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21. NIV)

You can read our full Vision document at “Better Together – Vision 2020” and if you’d like to know more either visit with us on a Sunday Morning or email us at [email protected]. We’d all love to meet with you.