Expanding God’s kingdom (Rev 7:9-17)


To make disciples of Jesus who fully embrace their place in God’s story (Mt 28:18-20; Lk 24:27; Acts 3, 7)


Teaching, Involvement, Mercy, Excellence, Diversity (TIMED)

  • Teaching – needs to be both by spoken word (hence Preaching, Sabbath School, Bible studies, seminars etc) and example (hence members attending Bible studies with their friends, need for mentors)
  • Involvement – church is not a spectator sport for just a chosen few to perform, but we want everyone to use their God-given gifts in some way in the church (1Cor 12:7-13, 27)
  • Mercy – describes God?s attitude, relationship and dealing with humans, and thus in turn should reflect our attitude, relationship and dealing with each other.? In other words mercy is about treating others the way we have been treated by God (Micah 6:8; Mt 9:13; 12:7)
  • Excellence – to be the best we can be for God, importance of practice & planning (Rom 12:1-2)
  • Diversity – to be a true reflection of what God?s kingdom looks like (Gal 3:26-29; Rev 7:9-10)