Every year we set renewed Vision statements for our Church. We also have a yearly theme for our Church. The theme for 2017 is focused on the Equipping of the saints for ministry from Ephesians 4:11-16,
“And Christ gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
Discipleship is important to us at Pakenham Christian Church. We desire for everyone who attends the Church to pursue a personal a FAITH based relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We now have five Life Groups that meet during the week at various times during the month. We desire to see a larger proportion of the Sunday congregation attending a Life Group during the week. Throughout 2017 Sunday sermons will cover the subjects of Nehemiah “Building up the local Church”, “Spiritual Gifts”, “Serving God.”
The accompanying Scriptures with this statement are from Numbers 13:30, ‘Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up and take possession of the land for we can certainly do it”‘ and Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”.
Vision Points 2017
Minister on the theme of ‘Equipping the Saints’ throughout 2017 in our services and Life Groups. Church to read the Bible in 1 year for 2017.
IMPACT with Jesus supporting missions in Japan and Fitzroy Crossing W.A, 4C’s Crisis Centre, Alpha, Main Street Outreach, friendship evangelism etc.
Support two missionaries recently raised up from our Church: Rebekah Broughton currently serving with YWAM in the UK, and Di Wilson serving with AGAPE Home, Chiang-Mai in Thailand.
Support Scott and Bek Deville as they lead “Ignite” Youth and continue studies with Praxis in 2017.
Believe for Pakenham Christian Church to grow to a congregation of 150 regular attendees and a membership of 100 people.
Grow our people including our youth, helping them find ways to serve God in the church. Equipping and training the saints for ministry.
Raise up an assistant Pastor to serve with Pastor Carl in Pakenham Christian Church.
Sow into our church Property Fund, having two gift days in 2016 as well as other initiatives to raise money for the Property Fund.
Pastor Carl to be raised up and serve as District Leader for 17 churches in the City South Central District of the ACC in 2017.