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    Values

    a caring, non-judgmental atmosphere where people are made to feel accepted as they really are

    the creation of a place where people can learn how to grow spiritually in a safe and healthy way

    the encouragement of practical acts of love for people both inside and outside of the church community, with special care for poorer folks

    finding a balanced approach between Spirit and Word; that is, welcoming the presence of God into services and meetings and everyday life through worship and prayer; as well as teaching people how to live the message of the Bible in practical ways and building healthy church structures that will last and be able to serve people for years to come

    a sense that loving God and learning to love people ought to be extremely rich and lots of fun

    a focus on youth (dress is informal–whatever you like–and most of our music is in a pop, rock or alternative style) and the creation of a place where children will feel happy and at home most of the time, even during services

    a place for those who are broken and wounded to find love and healing; and for everyone to learn how to become more like Jesus and get better at hearing God’s voice

    taking an active role in spreading the good news of God’s Kingdom around the world, both in words and in loving deeds

    a desire to honour the whole Body of Christ, Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox, and to gladly work together with other churches and other kinds of Christians, even though we do many things differently

    a sense that even though we have chosen to do things in way that makes sense to us as members of contemporary or postmodern culture, that we can always learn from and should always honour older Christian approaches