MYTON CHURCH VALUES

We believe that being a Christian should shape every aspect of our lives. Our values seek to reflect the character of God and lay foundations that shape our lives as individuals and as a community.

HUMBLE DEPENDENCE

We believe that God’s people thrive when living in dependence upon him and deeply committed to one another.

Therefore:

  • We aim to make prayer a priority in all aspects of the church’s life and witness

  • We seek the empowering of the Holy Spirit for all we do

  • We encourage everyone to cultivate meaningful relationships within the church family relinquishing individualism and self-sufficiency

TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHING

We believe that God’s Word is the chief means of creating and developing all spiritual life. We expect both individual and corporate transformation as we encounter God through his Word.

Therefore:

  • We endeavour to live all of life under the authority of God’s Word

  • We provide numerous and varied contexts for hearing and responding to God’s Word

  • We seek to develop a biblical perspective on contemporary issues for the good of others

  • We aim to train and equip all those who teach the Bible to others

SACRIFICAL GENEROSITY

We believe that self-sacrifice and generous giving are marks of true discipleship to Christ.

Therefore:

  • We celebrate choices and decisions that advance God’s kingdom above personal security and comfort

  • We endeavour to steward wisely our time, talents and resources for the blessing of others

AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY

We believe that unity in Christ transcends all divisions erected by society, and that the local church is to be the primary expression of this.

Therefore:

•    We aspire to draw together people from a wide range of backgrounds because everyone matters to God
•    We endeavour to display love, forbearance, forgiveness and servanthood in our relationships with one another
•    We affirm the importance of gathering as a church to celebrate our oneness in Christ, whilst also recognising the need of ministries for distinct groups of people
•    We build a variety of partnerships with other evangelical churches and agencies, both locally and globally

OUTWARD FOCUS

We believe the whole world needs to hear the gospel and that the local church is at the heart of God’s plan to reach lost men and women. We are all sent out as partners in this mission.

Therefore:

  • We affirm a calling to be involved in both local and global mission through the declaration of the gospel and the demonstration of God’s character in compassionate care

  • We encourage and equip one other to make Christ known in our everyday circumstances through gracious words and distinctive lives

  • We seek to discern, prepare, send and support those with a vocational calling to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel

  • We provide multiple contexts for those wanting to explore the Christian faith to which all are welcome

DISTINCTIVE LIVING

We believe that being an authentic follower of Jesus is a 24/7 adventure, shaping every dimension and stage of life.

Therefore:

  • We resolve to turn from the ‘false gods’ of our culture such as greed, disordered sexuality and the abuse of power

  • We strive for integrity in every sphere of life embracing our workplaces, homes, neighbourhoods and networks

  • We recognise our responsibility to declare God’s wisdom for life, convinced that it is foundational for a healthy society and the well-being of individuals