YVV Vision and Values

Vision:

To reach our world for Jesus by growing in faith, offering hope and acting in love.
 

We Value:

Partnering with the Holy Spirit
  • Theology and Practice of the Kingdom of God.
  • As followers of Jesus, we want to be like him in every way, not least in doing “what we see Father doing”.
  • We want to keep learning to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, and to keep practicing how to use the gifts of the Spirit in the mission of the Kingdom.
 
Experiencing God – through Worship
  • In worship the church is invited into a powerful, ongoing, intimate encounter with God.
  • Corporate worship is often the place where people experience such intimacy first.
  • Worship involves the whole of life – the way we treat others – the work we do; every facet is offered so that in everything, we bring glory to God.
 
Reconciling Community
  • The church is to be a living sign and foretaste of the Kingdom – a ‘preview community’.  We want to be that church.
  • ‘Jesus’ community is entrusted with the ‘ministry of reconciliation’ – with practicing , modelling and teaching healthy relationships in a world of relational dysfunction.
 
Compassionate Ministry
  • As it was for Jesus, it is compassion for people that engages us in rebuilding broken human beings.
  • ‘The poor’ for whom the message of Jesus is good news, includes all those who acknowledge their need of God’s help.
  • Compassionate ministry involves offering forgiveness of sin, healing of sickness and disease (physical, mental, spiritual), release of the oppressed (includes deliverance).
 
Culturally Relevant Mission
  • Our chief task – ‘to make disciples of all nations’.
  • Disciples of Jesus are called (first and foremost) to continue His mission in showing the love of the Father to the world.
  • We are committed to growth by evangelism – winning lost people to Jesus!
  • It begins locally – it continues globally.  Praying, giving, going and sending – until the task is done!