Our Mission

What is a “mission”?

Our mission tells us what we need to do now in order to see Our Vision become a reality.  It is a statement of our goals and objectives, the practical way in which we will become the community that God is using to radically transform Delft, its surroundings and the world.

Our Mission Statement

To make Jesus famous through building a community who live out his teaching and share the Good News about him.

To make Jesus famous
The Bible is so clear on this; all things ultimately exist for the glory of God. As a church we do not exist for our own fame, or so that people would look at us and be impressed. No organisation, group, or individual can ever be worth ‘glorifying’ in the same way as God is. Our deepest longing is that as a result of coming into contact with us as a church, people would encounter God, worship and love him.

Building a community
The church is not an organisation, a building or a group of leaders, it is a community of people gathering to meet with Jesus and to serve him.  Jesus is building a community and it is this community that is going to make him famous in Delft by applying his teachings and sharing the Good News about him.

Live out his teaching
The Gospel of Jesus is the teaching of Jesus. It is the grand narrative of the Bible. It is the heart of God for people from eternity past to eternity future. The Gospel never grows old, and we never move past it – just deeper into it.  The Gospel has to be lived because it is all-encompassing for the Christian. The Gospel has implications for every area of life, and therefore we live in such a way as individuals and as a community that shows the message of Jesus.

Share the Good News
The Gospel of Jesus has to be shared in words because words are powerful! We love the Word of God. We want to be a church where the message of Jesus is clearly heard as it is preached about and talked about.

What does this look like in practice?

  • We Preach the Gospel

    Presentation of the Good News about Jesus in an engaging, easy-to-follow way on Sundays, on the streets, and in smaller groups (e.g. Alpha).

  • We Lay Foundations

    Giving people a firm basis for their life of following Jesus.  Teaching about baptism in water and the Spirit, repentance, faith, worship, prayer, etc.

  • We Encourage Community

    Embracing our transience and aiming to create opportunities for people to form strong connections.

  • We Raise Leaders

    Identification of potential leaders and training them to be confident and faithful in the ministry to which God has called them (e.g. New Ground Academy).

  • We Send People

    Equipping and encouraging people to go on to follow the call of Jesus wherever he calls them to go in their lives.