Vision

Banner Win DIsciple SendAt the heart of every church there has to be a vision that gives us the direction in which we should go. The bible tells us clearly in Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision the people perish. The vision that we have as a church is summed up in the phrase 

Love God, love each other and love the people outside the church.

Ardess is a church where we try to live out the great commission of Jesus who said, 

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:18-19) 

and the great commandment, 

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31) 

This sums up the challenge of living out the Christian life in a way that will make a difference to the world around us. But the breadth of this vision is so wide-reaching that we felt it necessary to focus on specific areas to see growth in smaller parts.

The overall vision is like a completed jigsaw but just like any jigsaw we must focus on building up the pieces in specific areas at a time. 

With this in mind we are currently focusing on three areas within the vision:-

Youth
20's and 30's
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The desire is that as a church family we will work to Build the jigsaw together and complete the big picture of loving God, loving each other and loving people.

Jigsaw