Our vision is to see the Great Commission fulfilled, to go and make disciples of all nations. To help achieve this it is our desire to see people living in purpose. In Jeremiah 1:5 God declares “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you;” We believe God created you like no one else and that you are purpose built by God himself.
We desire to see your God-given talents, passions and dreams released in our community as a light that reflects Jesus. We want to see people accept the call to partner with God in expressing his kingdom in the here and now. Our mission statement below reflects our desire to see God’s Kingdom life transform us and all of the people and places we find ourselves in; from our homes to our work places, from the church building to our city streets.
Our Mission Statement
Lane Park Church is a church family committed to and calling others to a journey of faith, in which God’s Kingdom life and power transforms individuals and families as they work together building a community.
We Highly Value People
People are the priority, God made people in His image and we believe that there is nothing more important than valuing people!
'A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.' John 13:34
We Honour Others Above Ourselves
A culture of respect is very important to us, we desire to ‘outdo one another in showing honour. Romans 12:10
'Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.' Philippians 2:3
We Are Quick To Forgive
We want to be a people that are quick to forgive one another, refusing to hold onto offence. We want to be a people that are known for showing grace.
'For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.' Matthew 6:14
We Walk In Integrity
We believe that integrity is central to being a representative of Jesus. A culture of integrity ushers in trust to be the foundation of our relationships with one another.
'Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.' Proverbs 10:9
We All Have A Part To Play
We are convinced that every person is significant and so is their role to play. We don’t attend church, we are the church.
'For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.' Ephesians 2:10
Pursue a Paul, Be a Barnabas and Train a Timothy.
We value the importance of relationship and we understand that we weren’t designed to do life alone. We find a study of the life of the Apostle Paul reveals much about intentional relationships.
A Paul is someone who is a mentor figure, someone who can call you up to something bigger in life. Someone who has been where you would like to go or has become something you would like to become.
Barnabas in the Bible means son of encouragement and we want to speak life into our friends and peers. We desire to go beyond a positive lifestyle to encouraging others in their God-given purpose.
To train a Timothy is to understand it is better to give than receive and we want to be a people that passes onto others what was once given to us. Jesus said 'Go and make disciples', a life that is giving is a life that is growing.
Jesus is our Reason
It's all about Jesus. We are committed to to a Christ centred life, we believe in living to express Jesus Christ to others as The Way, The Truth and The Life.
His kingdom is our expression
We believe all of life is sacred. There’s not an area of life that God doesn’t want to transform and bring under His rule. This includes the worlds of business, politics, education, community, health, the everyday and mundane, the environment, our relationships, our work and even our rest.
The life, death and resurrection of Jesus set in motion the kingdom of God – the bringing of all of the universe under God’s rule. His whole earthly life was an expression and example of what living in the kingdom is all about. God calls us to follow Christ, and to partner with him in bringing about his kingdom in the world. He transforms us and uses us to be agents of transformation. All of this is done through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Discipleship is our mandate
We believe that disciples make disciples. We are dedicated to the process of discipleship – being a student, learner and follower of Jesus.
Family is our Priority
Families are very important to us. We believe in building enduring families. The church is not a building but a community of living breathing people. We desire to be a church family learning what it is to love and serve Jesus in life together.
Authentic community is our passion
Life was not meant to be lived alone. We believe in growing authentic community.
Sonship is our identity
One of the unique privileges granted in the New Covenant is that we get to call God Father (Abba). This makes us His sons (and daughters) and brings us into an eternal inheritance. A primary goal of the Holy Spirit is to bring all those who have been born again into a true role of sonship with the Father, making us co-heirs with Christ. It is from this point that we are called to servanthood.
Servanthood is our calling
Jesus came not to be served but to serve. We believe in learning through servanthood to find a place of sacrifice and calling.
Generational Investment is our Legacy
The kingdom of God is not something that can be contained within the life of any one individual, church… or even one generation. Proverbs 13 states that ‘a good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children,’ and Psalm 127 likens the children of the righteous to a quiver full of arrows, fired across time to contend against the enemy. God introduces himself to us as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Ours is a God who builds generationally; we must do the same. We don't own revelation, we are stewards of it.