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 2018 is “Breathe in, Breathe out"

Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighbourhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously. ~ Matthew 10:8 Message Bible

As we have received from God so should we give out – We breathe God in and breathe God out. As we allow the Holy Spirit to flow into us we must also allow the Holy Spirit to flow out.

Jesus has handed the baton to us to continue his work, as we grow in our relationship with God by allowing him to work in us; we then are able to allow God to work out and through us touching those that we meet. It’s because of our relationship with God that we will be able impact people around us as we are sensitive to him and guided by him.

God gives all of himself to us for a reason, first so that we can grow and become all that he has called us to be, and second so that we in turn can be used by him to touch and help others to achieve the same thing.

Gods plan was never for us to keep God solely for ourselves but to share the good news with everyone.

God is all about relationships - building relationships, restoring damaged relationships and creating new ones - and he does it through us.

Freely you have received, freely give. Breathe God in, Breathe God out


You can read our full Vision document at “Breathe In Breathe Out – Vision 2018” and if you’d like to know more either visit with us on a Sunday Morning or email us at ni@morwellfamilychurch.org.au. We’d all love to meet with you.