OUR VISION / MISSION
Relationally intimate with God
Reach those seperated from God
Raise Christ-like disciples
Release God's blessing into our community
Richly 'ignite your life'
Receive Gods love
Revelation of the Risen Lord & Repentance from sin
Recognize we are spiritual sons/daughter & be water baptized
Receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit & activate Spiritual gifts
Reading & applying Gods Word
Receipt of eternal promises as our inheritance
Reveal Gods love to others
Respond enthusiastically to Gods will
Reproduce devoted & mature followers who are ready servants
Responding earnestly to community needs
Reap a harvest by generously investing our time, talents & treasures
Realize our specific ministry calling (in church & market place)
Release Gods miraculous power
Repairing the broken hearted
Respect, love & support other churches
Our Name and Motto
Church Name: Lifehouse
Jesus: “The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life” (John 10:10)
Gods house, His people, the church...‘full of life’!. That is a body of believers who are; enthusiastic, passionate, sincere about loving God & others, having fun & enjoying life (not enduring it!)…so our lives witness uniqueness, endearing others to ask why?
Church Motto: ‘ignite your life’
Isaiah 42:3 speaking about Jesus says: “He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle, He will bring justice to all who have been wronged”
When God comes across the flickering wick of a smouldering candle, He doesn’t wet his fingers & snuff it out. Nor does He view the bruised & bent reed as a useless thing. Rather God breathes gently on the smallest of embers, to start the fire again. He strengthens the reed & if necessary brings justice to it…so it stands tall again
Jesus loves to restore the bruised, the hurting, those bent beneath their loads…He NEVER WRITES US OFF…doesn’t crush us or snuff us out…but gently blows on us to ignite our life…
That’s our church Motto, & our logo represents the wick of your life that’s been lit up!!
We believe; connecting to God & each other is the most significant way to ‘ignite your life’, that is; enjoy & excel in the great plan God has for us!!!
Apostolic church vision, heritage & spiritual covering
We are proud to be a part of the Apostolic Church of Australia, which has around 140 churches in Australia and around 15 million members in 60 countries.
Vision of the Apostolic Church
From its inception the Apostolic denomination has been motivated by Ephesians 4:11-12,
“He is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.”
This passage of Scripture inspired the slogan, “building lives and transforming communities”, which summarises the mission and vision of Apostolic Church Australia.
As a movement we are passionate about seeing individual lives connecting with Christ, be empowered by the Holy Spirit, equipped to fulfil their God given purpose and released in mission for the glory of God. As each local Apostolic Church stays committed to equipping and releasing, there will be no end to the number of lives that will be built and the number of communities that will be transformed in Australia and beyond.
The words “building lives” encapsulate so many of the activities of our churches; from worship services to training courses, whilst the words “transforming communities” denotes the church’s involvement in outreach locally and globally.
Our National Leadership Team (NLT) oversees national initiatives that empower local churches in their endeavours to build lives and transform communities. Our Ministry Internship program and Mentoring for Leaders program are examples of NLT’s commitment to building lives, whilst the Apostolic Community Care Network and Apostolic Global Operations form part of our commitment to transform entire communities.
The Apostolic Church Australia is committed to playing a vital role as a significant part of the Body of Christ in positively impacting Australia and beyond for Christ.
Apostolic Church History & Heritage
The Apostolic Church Australia came into being as a result of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Wales in the early years of the twentieth century. The Lord raised up a group of people who shared a common experience of God’s saving power and were empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve Jesus Christ. They also saw in the Scriptures a biblical pattern of leadership and government designed to equip all God’s people for service and ministry.
The first generation of Apostolic Church members was intent on mission and took every opportunity to communicate a life-changing message. By the late 1920s the Apostolic Church had been planted in Australia and began with series of crusade meetings in each of our state capitals, with significant demonstrations of the power of God to heal.
A church with its beginnings so identified with a sovereign move of God is well placed celebrate the elements of its heritage. The Apostolic Church Australia remains unashamedly biblical, pentecostal and missions-oriented.
For more information please check out http://www.apostolic.org.au