Vision & Values

In any Home there are a set of values. Those values may be well articulated or they may sit under the radar but nonetheless values will permeate a Home. At LGCC it is no different, we have a set of values that shape who we are as a church and will shape the future we are walking towards.

We want to be a Home that is intentional about that future, intentional about the values we hold and what they look like. However, our prayer isn’t that you will know these values off by heart, it isn’t even that you fully agree with our values, our prayer is that you will experience our values. Whether it’s your first or one hundredth time at LGCC, we want to know our values because you’ve experienced them first hand.

Carl&Dani

Pastor Carl & Danielle Johnston
Senior Ministers, LGCC

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a church that connects and leads people into a growing relationship with Jesus because we believe this is where life begins – in relationship with Jesus. Wherever you are based, Letchworth or Uganda, school or your workplace you can live your life in such a way that you walk out this vision personally and together with all of LGCC.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a church that connects with others, grows in our relationship with God, serves one another and influences our world. We understand that every individual, no matter how young or old has great potential and purpose. We want to see every person live that out in their personal faith journey and alongside others.

We understand that there are values that drive us towards that vision and mission. Values that define, drive and inspire us to believe God for more. The following seven values are what we believe shape us as a church family and will determine where we pour our energy, time and resources.

Each of our values are centred around Acts 2:42 – 47, which is a description of the early church and we believe is as true today, for us as it was then.

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

We are on a journey, an exciting journey to see these values come into fruition in our Home.

 

teaching


 

1…followers of Jesus should be fully devoted and dependent on the Holy Spirit.

Key Scriptures:

Acts 2:42 “…they devoted themselves…”

2 Timothy 4:12 “…but set an example for the believers…”

Romans 12:1 – 2 “…offer your bodies as living sacrifices…”

TEACHING SERIES »

 

2…we are intentional about seeing people who are far from God come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Key Scriptures:

Acts 2:47 “…Lord added to their number….”

Luke 5:30 – 31 “…. why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners…”

Luke 15:1 “…this man welcomes sinners and eats with them”

 

3…we value gathering together as the church family for personal growth and encouragement through Bible teaching, worship and prayer and, as such, prioritise attendance at our weekly services and mid-week Connect Groups.

Key Scriptures:

Acts 2:42 “…apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer…”

Acts 2:46 “…everyday they continued to meet together…”

Hebrews 10:25 “…not giving up on meeting together…”

TEACHING SERIES »

 

4…we believe all are welcome and desire to be a community who always loves, always forgives and always seeks reconciliation.

Key Scriptures:

Acts 2:42 “…apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer…”

Acts 2:46 “…everyday they continued to meet together…”

John 13:34 – 35 “…by this everyone will know you are my disciples, by the way you love one another…”

5…we believe all have something to offer and aim to give everyone the opportunity to be involved, develop and grow their gifts to serve, taking their place within and beyond the church.

Key scriptures:

Acts 2:43 “…performed by the apostles…”

Romans 12:8 “…if it is to serving, then serve…”

Exodus 4:2 “…What’s that in your hand Moses?”

6…we believe generous and sacrificial giving is a lifestyle worth cultivating and we encourage everyone to give freely and joyfully of their time, their talents and their finances.

Key scriptures:

Acts 2:45 – 45 “…everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give…”

Matthew 25:14 – 30 “…you have been faithful with little…”

Luke 6:38 “…Give and it will be given to you…”

7…we believe we are called to seek the peace and prosperity of our community, our nation and the ends of the earth.

Key Scriptures:

Acts 2:45 “…to give to anyone who had need…”

Acts 2:47 “…and the Lord added to their number….”

Jeremiah 29:7 “…seek the peace and prosperity of the city…”