God’s Purpose for Us

OUR MISSION

Our mission is Our Lord’s command to us when He founded His church.

Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,
baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

“teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you;
and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

In our own words this means that we are to reach out to all people at every stage of life, to invite them to journey with Jesus and us and then growing together as one we may all become fully complete followers of Christ.

We are to do this first here on the Central Coast and then beyond into the rest of the world.

In this we are called to facilitate, encourage, empower and protect a movement of the presence of Jesus Christ. That sees the touch, trail and reality of God’s glory in our generation.

The hands of God are released when we SERVE the community. It is this lov- ing witness in the context of genuine relationships that releases the Spirit of God to transform a community.

Northgate will be a church that is TRANSFORMED by the Word of God and His Spirit and therefore releases God though their lives to be an authentic ex- pression of the love of Jesus in the midst of real life circumstances.

Northgate will also INTENSIFY the mission-heart of Christ’s church, seeking to help restore struggling churches to positions of relevance and impact for Christ in their communities – and building teams to plant new mission- hearted churches both locally and overseas.

In EMPOWERING people into gifted service, Northgate will be a church that builds up the body of believers – finding their God-given gifts and design – and activates and releases them into a lifetime of effective service for Christ.

Northgate seeks to GLORIFY Jesus Christ in everything we do …. for He is the ultimate reason for our existence, and the sole source of our loving moti- vation, passion and commitment.

OUR VISION

Our vision is therefore to become a mighty congregation of God’s people that endeavours to be the hands, feet and mouth of Jesus to all people to serve all who live here on the Northern Beaches and which from here participates in the worldwide mission of all the church.

In this we will become a people of worship and fellowship, who live in the joy and knowledge of what it means to be blessed with God’s best, and who desire and know how to be a blessing to others and to their community in general.

OUR VALUES

We have seven stated values. These guide all that we do here at Northgate Ministries in the way we fulfill our vision and mission. They are;

  1. Loving God and His ways.
  2. Confidence in God’s Word, the Bible.
  3. Loving one another & accepting all people.
  4. Being authentic, genuine and real in our faith.
  5. Outreach and mission – local and global.
  6. The importance of Community.
  7. The importance of Discipleship.