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about us

We’re letting everyone in on God’s big secret – God’s changing everything and you’re invited. You’re invited to be changed. You’re invited into a changed community. You’re invited to be part of changing the world.

Our core values, our endearing qualities, are Centred, Neighboured, Familied, Needed, Moved, Created and Gived, which can be explained like this:

If Next Church was a tree… (Psalm 1:3)

…it would be planted in the firm foundation of God’s word and grace. Jesus, the Son, would be its gardener, cultivating new life as the Holy Spirit produces good fruit. (Centred)

… it would live in an eclectic neighbourhood. There it would be a part of community events and welcome the company of local residents. It’s many branches would reach out into the surrounding space and give shelter to friends and strangers. (Neighboured)

… it would hold in its branches a large tree house. That tree house would provide a place for people to share their lives. Anyone who came could belong and take part in community. There they could invest in others, have accountability and work together toward God’s calling. (Familied)

… it would feed the hungry and give shade to the weary. As the gardener prunes its branches, it would share with those in need. God would use its branches, its leaves, its bark, its fruit –everything it has – for God’s purposes. And it would then give life, create life, and know life to the fullest. (Needed+Gived)

… it would move in the breeze of God’s warm breath. It would grow and be transformed as it responds to the sun’s light. It would slowly become what it was created to be – changing from the inside out. (Moved)

… its leaves would make music in the blowing wind. The children and adults would swing from its branches and decorate it with colourful flags and balloons. They would invent new games to play, and create new songs to sing to express their joy in the Lord. (Created)

if you come… you belong