WE HAVE A DREAM
It is the dream of creating a church that is "family". The dream of a church where young people, families and the senior generation can find inspiration, meaning and purpose - a church where functioning, positive people are encouraged to live out their dreams and aspirations.
It is the dream of a church for the lonely, the hurting, the depressed, the frustrated, and the confused. This church will turn losers into winners. It will be a place where anyone can find love, acceptance, forgiveness, hope, guidance, encouragement and help.
It is the dream of a church that can draw young people by the hundreds - young people who will swim against the mainstream and change their world, their homes and the culture of their schools.
It is the dream of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with thousands of people in the South Coast region.
It is the dream of welcoming, in the short term, 300 members into the fellowship of our church family - loving, learning, laughing and living in harmony together.
It is the dream of developing people to spiritual maturity through bible study, life groups, seminars, conventions and a ministry training school.
It is the dream of developing a missions arm, through GLOBAL CARE, for local and international outreach including practical helps, feeding programmes, community gardens, men's sheds and school outreaches.
It is the dream of sending career missionaries and short term missions teams overseas to any country or place we feel we can help. It is the dream of starting at least three new daughter churches in the next ten years.
It is the dream of at least one hectare of property on which will be built a regional church and training centre for the South Coast. It will be a beautiful, God glorifying building, set in a peaceful, inspiring landscape; a building designed to minister to the whole person - spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially.
We are here before you today boldly declaring with confident assurance that these dreams will become a reality, because we believe they are inspired by God.