Taft Avenue Community Church
2018 Mission, Vision, and Values
“We are a community of true believers in Jesus Christ, established by God as His holy dwelling place, knit together in love by the Holy Spirit, who gather together regularly in order to make the glory of God known through the Gospel, using every biblical means possible under recognized spiritual leadership, who care for and affirm each other’s salvation, and then are trained and sent into the world to preach and practice the Gospel and multiply churches everywhere." 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; Hebrews 10:24-25; Exodus 33; 1 Timothy 3; Titus 1; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Peter 1:10.
Our Values and Essential Commitments:
1. Family. We strive to be a grateful, stranger-friendly, welcoming community. We endeavour to practice biblical hospitality with each other and for the aliens and strangers that God brings our way.
2. Mission. Because of Christ's glorious work and coming again we engage zealously in God's urgent Gospel mission.
3. The Word. Because we are Christ's body, we come to know Him and are directed in our service and beliefs by His Word, the Bible.
4. Unity. Leadership and hearts of gratitude are needed for a loving community. Because we need under-shepherds we train and follow strong biblically qualified leaders.
Our Vision and Plans for 2018:
On Sunday, December 31, 2017, our church family began a year of The Fight: learning to pray as we read the New Testament. Our desire is that we will come, as we read and pray, “to delight in God’s presence, to rest in his love, to cherish his will,” D.A. Carson. We are eager to see what God has in store for us as we “pray until we pray.” Find out more about this great new initiative.