GLORY CITY CHURCH MELBOURNE

Knowing Jesus & Making Him Known

GLORY CITY CHURCH MELBOURNE

Knowing Jesus & Making Him Known

PILLAR TRUTHS

Identity

Mission: Jesus came to destroy sin (righteousness)
Message: Jesus is the truth about God and us (sonship)
Ministry: Jesus came to bring the Kingdom (family)
Motive: Jesus came that we might know the Father (intimacy)

Intimacy

Word of God: Rightly dividing the Word and Covenant
Worship: Worship is a response to truth and our first ministry
Warfare: We fight from a place of victory (seated in heavenly places)
Working of Miracles: Miracles are normal for a believer (9 gifts and 9 fruits)

Increase

Kingdom: Jesus preached the Kingdom and told us to advance it
Evangelism: Jesus said to go and teach everything that He taught
Discipleship: Go and make disciples
Family: He wants a family. He is a Father, with a Son, wanting a spotless Bride

CORE BELIEFS

Jesus Christ is the truth about God and us

Jesus is the truth about God, He is the exact representation of the Father, and He is the truth about us - as He is so we are in this world.

The Bible - we are a Bible-based church

We have a high value for the Word and believe we need to be living both in Spirit and in Word - the Word and Spirit need to be married together.

Worship and Prayer

Worship is a response to truth - He is looking for people who will worship in spirit and in truth. We are a church who values prayer as not just asking but communing with our Father.

Ministry of the Holy Spirit - we are a Spirit-filled church

We believe Holy Spirit is to be known, He is not a "the" but a part of the Trinity. We are hungry to see the fruit and gifts of Holy Spirit in their fullest.

Discipleship - we are a maturing church

We place a high value on seeing Christ formed in a person's life to be able to reproduce Christ in someone else everywhere they go. Life-on-life is of high value as we see disciples made and reproduced.

Family - we are a legacy church

From the beginning God wanted family. That is why He created us and called Himself Father. We love doing life-on-life together; the more heaven is released the more we look like family.

Good Theology - we are a teaching church

We believe the study of God is one of knowledge and experience. God is not just to be known about but to be known.

Generosity - we are a giving church

Jesus has called us to be generous in all we do with our finances, time, belongings; our lives are not our own. We aim to put this on display in all we do.

Mission - we are a missional church

We are all called to be missionaries everywhere we go. Whether that is in Thailand or in Lilydale we are a sending and receiving church: both local and global.

Miracles/Healings - we are a powerful church

We believe Jesus has commissioned us to do exactly as he did. We believe miracles and healing is for today and as disciples of Jesus we get to partake of his divine nature in displaying the Kingdom.

Creativity - we are an innovative church

God spoke the world into existence and created the stars the trees and all things incredible. We believe we are called to be creative and express the nature of God through all spheres of creativity and art.