Our mission at Macleay Presbyterian Churches is to:
KNOW, GROW, SHARE, GO
However, we want to make our mission statement not something we’ve stuck on a wall and forgotten about, but lived and breathed as we experience church life.
As such, our mission statement also serves as our church “pathway”. What does this mean? It means that becoming part of our church is less like selecting a meal from a “menu” of options, but more like a pathway to ever-increasing maturity. So we want knowing, growing, sharing, and going to mean at least a few concrete practices:
Coming to know Jesus is what we’re all about, and we see an important way this happens by getting to know us, his people, especially by joining us at our Sunday services. This is where you will also get a chance to understand more about God through his word being explained.
God calls us to the immense privilege of growing up to be more like His Son, Jesus, and a specific way we encourage this at our church is by joining a growth group, where we help grow each other up by exploring God’s Word together.
In addition to growth groups, another way we share our lives at our church is by sharing our homes, our resources, our time and our talents, especially by getting involved in ministry, whether in more public ways like Sunday music, or more behind-the-scenes ways such as helping with administration. Sharing our lives also means that we allow ourselves to be depended upon and accountable to our church by becoming a member.
While going and making disciples of Jesus at our church looks like all sorts of things: from working on our marriages (leading people to further Christ-like maturity) and to inviting our neighbours to our homes (leading people to Jesus in evangelism) we specifically love our people to be involved in outreach programs such as Kempsey Bible Club, South West Rocks Beach Mission, Prison Fellowship, Scripture teaching, and when appropriate, committing to becoming a growth group leader.