Dependent on God and taking risks. We want to be a people whose prayer and devotional life - corporately, individually and in small groups - reflects are dependence on Him and our joy in Him. Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God. William Carey.
Reaching the lost and preaching to ourselves. We want to be a community of God's people who are humble and teachable; who don't want to stay as infants but to grow and mature! Who recognise that we never out-grow our need for the gospel and that maturity in Christ is a life-long journey.
Realistic and expecting change. We want to be a community of God's people who are increasingly Christ-like: characterised by grace and truth; praise and thankfulness; trust, hope and love. We want to be counter-cultural - not just to be different but to point people to Christ.
Biblically orthodox and culturally relevant. Life is like a peach not a segmented orange - our whole life matters to God! We want to be a church that reflects that Jesus came to give abundant life and is Lord of all areas of our lives. We want to glorify Him in the 'ordinary' - to see the gospel like the sun coming-up, illuminating everything.
Gospel centred and socially active. Our God is radically generous and always acts justly. We want to reflect His fatherly compassion and mercy for the needy and oppressed; by proclaiming the gospel in what we say and what we do. We want people in Chessington and everywhere to experience and respond to the love of Jesus.