The Church in Melbourne

One Church :
  • With many diverse congregations and fellowships
  • Acknowledging the Risen Christ as Lord and Saviour
  • Rejoicing in all we have in common in Him
  • Valuing each other's different styles and strengths
  • Praying and working together as the one Body of Christ
  • Humbly serving Him and each other in love
  • United in witness and vision to reach the city for Jesus
  • That God will get the glory and build His Kingdom

Why did Jesus Pray for Unity? IT IS HIS LAST, MOST PASSIONATE PRAYER
IT ISGOD’S STRATEGY TO LET THE WORLD KNOW HIS SON

The Call:

The scriptures could not make it more plain that God desires His people to be in unity!
Jesus came to bring a ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18,19 )
He gives us (His people) this ministry of bringing reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18 )
He came to bring peace with God and one another (Ephes. 2:11-22))
He calls us to love one another as He has loved us (total commitment) (Jn 15:12 )
He says loving God and others is the basis of all the Law and the Prophets (Matt. 22:40 )
He has only ONE CHURCH (Ephes. 4:5), ONE BODY (1 Cor.12)
His plan is that together we are to be His Bride (Ephes. 5:25-27)
He prays that we might beONE (Jn. 17:23 )
He calls us to love, honour, serve, forgive, prefer "One Another" (Jn.13:34; 5:44, Gal.5:13,etc)

The Question:

Will the world ever know who He is, if we ourselves are divided

Imagine.."One Church in the City"

Local Pastors and Ministers

Sharing their lives, faith journeys and ministry visions, Valuing each other's gifts, ministries and styles, Relating in love and commitment, Pastoring each other, Being mutually accountable and supportive, Visiting and preaching in each other's churches, Spending time in prayer for each other, their churches and their community.

Individal Churches in an area

Having a common vision to reach and pastor their whole community together, and planning, praying and working together to do it Honouring The Church of their area above themselves:

  • Being known first as part of (eg) "The Church of Bayside" and secondly as "St John's Anglican" or "Beachside AOG".
  • Worshiping together several times a year,
  • Seeing every other church as a vital part of the Church in the area
  • Joining together in outreach and community care,
  • Praying for each other during worship,
  • Supporting each other in finance, resources and manpower,
  • Developing deliberate united links with civic authorities and media,
  • Recognising and drawing on each other's ministry strengths,
  • Doing nothing individually that could be done together.
  • Demonstrating the power of the Cross in the way they relate together.
  • Being a team for the Kingdom in their area.

Melbourne Pastors Network

Fostering unity between all pastors of every denomination of the Church in Melbourne through building relationships and praying together.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 June 2006 12:27

 

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