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Every Christian church is called to worship the living God; to proclaim Jesus to be the Saviour of humankind; and to live by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our Vision & Values series explores five hallmarks that are integral to Elmwood's future growth as a church family.

Part 1: Grow as disciples of Jesus

by David Fowler May 10, 2015 10:30am

1 Thessalonians 2: 7-12, Colossians 1: 1-14

Elmwood will be a community that is intentional about encouraging one another on the Christian journey and that remembers the significance of the daily walk - learning to daily spend time alone with Jesus.

Part 2: Encourage one another

by Dave Oakley May 31, 2015 10:30am

Acts 18:18-28

Elmwood will root for and pray for each other - treating Christian brothers and sisters with respect, kindness and generosity. Encouragement can be seen practically in making time to see others, to welcome them into our lives and to recommend them to others.

Part 3: Expect God's activity as lives are surrendered

by David Fowler June 7, 2015 10:30am

Mark 14: 35-36, Eph 4: 1-13, Luke 19: 11-26

Elmwood will develop a sense of expectancy both at our Sunday services and in our daily walk. Expecting and inviting the living God to speak and act in our situation - expecting Him to bless us and bless others through us and to make good use of the gifts he has given us - as we surrender to him as Lord.

Part 4: Participate in reaching those He is calling

by David Fowler June 14, 2015 10:30am

Elmwood are called to participate in God's plan to redeem the world and to build the Kingdom that Christ initiated. Our place within this, our 'mission field', is a moving target - going wherever we go, because it's comprised of the people and organisations we interact with day by day at home, work and play. We want to join in with what God is doing - co-operating with the Holy Spirit, partnering with one another, with local churches and with our missionaries.

Part 5: Blessing the Community

by David Fowler June 28, 2015 10:30am

James 2: 14-22

Discovering new ways to bless our community. Elmwood is particularly focussed on Community throughout 2015/16. We will prayerfully discern imaginative ways to bless and serve our local community in the name of Christ.