About Us » Mission, Vision, Aims & Values
As a church we aim to be fruitful on our frontlines. We understand our frontlines to be those places in our daily lives where we encounter and interact with people who are not yet followers of Jesus. Following the teaching of Jesus about fruitfulness in John's Gospel chapter 15, we aim to encourage every one of our members to carry the love of Jesus with them wherever they go, looking for opportunities generated by the Holy Spirit to demostrate that love.
Our church logo is a visual reminder of this teaching, and it encapsulates our mission, vision and aims.
The logo is of a tree which for the church at Canford Heath represents our whole life – all of which we try to live in worship of our God. But also each part of the tree represents a part of our life together and our mission, vision and aims. Allow us to explain:
Fundamental to our understanding of Church is that we stand on the foundation that is Jesus Christ. Our aim is that all who call Canford Heath Baptist church their spiritual home will continue to grow in the knowledge of His love and grace. It is our aim that every member will become ‘imitators of God’ (Ephesians 5:2) by following the ways of Jesus Christ. We come to know these ways by hearing the Bible preached on Sundays, attending home groups and praying together every Monday night. We also encourage one another as individuals to read the scriptures and prayer in our day to day lives.
Another of our aims is that we will become a strong body of people united in love, forgiveness, acceptance and grace. It is our hope and prayer that every member of Canford Heath Baptist Church will be cared for, loved and equipped to carry Jesus' love on their "frontlines" - those places in our daily lives where we each encounter and interact with people. We believe everybody has unique value and can bring God’s love to others. We also meet up regularly just to laugh and socialise together as we enjoy being a family. We pray that we will be a community that shines like stars (Philippians 2:15) because of the way we live with each other.
From our roots and trunk we aim to reach out in love to Canford Heath, and all those on our individual "frontlines". We believe that God has called his people to ‘go and make disciples of all people’ (Matthew 28:19) and we ask God for daily opportunities to show the love of Jesus where he has placed us, and with the people we encounter.
We also support world mission by giving generously time in prayer and financial aid, principally through our mission partners around the world.
So these are our aims... To be "Whole-Life Disciples" worshipping God in every area of our life 24/7.