"Lives Transformed by the Grace of Jesus Christ"
There is no greater joy for a Christian than to see someone come to meet Jesus for the first time. Everyday the work at St Matthew's is to build towards that joy, to see more and more people come to know the saving grace that Jesus Christ offers. We not only want to be a church that worships Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, but a church that is constantly being transformed in our day to day lives by the grace shown to us on the cross, seeing others transformed by that grace as well.
We have a vision that the members of St Matthew's would be a part of seeing people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, but we don't want to stop there. We are convinced the gospel of Jesus is of such great importance that our greatest call as Christians is to share the gospel with the world. Knowing that it is the Holy Spirit at work empowering us to do this with joy, conviction and endurance.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always."
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
To Connect, To Grow and To Serve.
How do we plan to see lives transformed through the grace of Jesus Christ? The plan is simple, to pray with vigour that God would give us the opportunity and privilege to connect with people that do not yet know his grace. That we would then have the joy of seeing them grow in the knowledge and love of him, seeing him as Lord and Saviour, living life with a transformed heart, and that through this journey we would then have the privilege to serve along side them as they connect with more brothers and sisters within the Christian community.
The plan is simple, but the vision is daunting. There has never been a better time to start this mission, as a church and as a follower of Jesus! So let us pray that through Christ's blessing we would be a joyful part of the mission of God and strive to partner with him to see his children called home and forgiven!
Transform us through the grace of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Bring us to a mature faith, so that we persevere in loving you with all our heart, and loving our neighbours as ourselves, to your glory.
St Matthew's Prayer, Transformed by Grace.