Values Statement

For Wairau Anglican Communities of Faith

Our three values are an attempt to describe something of who God has called us to be as His people, and to give direction in how we engage in relationships with God and others.  Each value has an accompanying question used to help guide us in discovering anew how God is shaping us through these values.

We value our DESIRE FOR THE REVEALED WORD (up)

... actively seeking to encounter and be transformed by the revealed Word who is Jesus Christ, and to build His Kingdom both within and through us.

           We will ask: What is Jesus saying to us and what will we do about it?

We value being INTENTIONAL IN LOVING FELLOWSHIP (in)

... becoming more intentional about developing fellowship as a family of believers who are on a journey with God and His mission.

          We will ask: How can we grow together and offer each other authentic family?

We value GOD"S CALLING TO BLESS OTHERS (out)

... called to bless and proclaim blessing upon the people, the places and the spaces we are sent to, in response to the Spirit's prompting.

          We will ask: How are we being called to be God's people of blessing?

Each value encourages the relationships we have - UP towards God, IN as the local body of Christ in fellowship, & OUT towards our community and the world.