free+healed principles & practices

We belief in the apostolic creeds of the church. Below is a statement of the ministry principles that we seek to instil in those we disciple

Vision & Mission

  • Salvation is only the beginning: restoration back into the image of God is the end goal. It is God’s working but we cooperate with him: His goal is the perfection of our body, soul and spirit. This enables us to “be fruitful and fill the earth” with expressions of the goodness of our creator (Romans 8:29, 1 Thess 5 & Gen 1).
  • All the people who confess Christ as Lord form the Church – his tangible body. It should be “a radiant Church, …holy and blameless” (Eph 5:27).
  • Grace enables us to live sanctified holy lives (2 Peter 3:18).
  • When our will is aligned with his Word, then he leads us into encounters and processes that restore, heal and empower.
  • We want to see every disciple grow into “maturity and the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13).

Discipleship Practices

  • We love one another. We live transparently (1 John 4:12 & 2 Cor 6:11).
  • We eat together and share testimonies of what God has done in and through us (Acts 2:46).
  • We are doers not just hearers of the Word (James 1:22).
  • We are learning to resist the devil, flee temptation and turn from sin. We exhort and correct one another according to the scriptural imperatives to do so.
  • We learn by observation and imitation, practice and feedback so that we may become fully trained (Luke 6:40 & 1 Cor 11:1).
  • We are generous and cheerful in giving to express and expand the kingdom of God.
  • We recognise and encouraging the callings and anointings in people’s lives
  • We respect godly leadership, and grow in authority through faithfulness
  • We are proactive in communication; promoting reconciliation and fellowship (Matt 5:24 & 1 John 1:7).

Teaching Principles

  • We are to make disciples by teaching them to obey all Jesus commanded (Matt 28). Therefore, we must know and practice the Commands of Christ.
  • Is a doctrinal principle evident in both Testaments as well as in teaching/life of Jesus and of the Apostles? If not we won’t major on it.
  • Kingdom Demonstration: We do not separate the Proclamation from the Presence. We believe King Jesus wants to release His Kingdom through His Body speaking His Word.
  • Faith is the channel or connection by which God’s power flows into our lives. Testimony strengthens the connection or broadens the channel. The Holy Spirit works in all believers enabling faith.
  • Anointing refers to a call and an empowerment of the Holy Spirit, given for the purpose of spiritual ministry (Luke 4:14-18).

Ministry Principles

  • Christ operates through His Body so we often receive from Him by receiving from one another.
  • We minister to bring restoration to body, soul and spirit as per the Messianic anointing (Luke 4:14-18).
  • We minister in accordance with our giftings and level of faith but aim to go from measure to fullness.
  • We never value giftings over character. Seeing God’s grace and gifts working through us is the biggest motivation to live righteously and develop good character.
  • We involve the person being ministered to by honouring them and respecting their will.

Jesus said “Go into all the world … and these signs will follow those that believe…”

Signs follow in our ministry because we believe this message is for us too: People are led out of distress, broken hearts are healed, marriages are restored, people are set from from emotional and spiritual captivity and there are miracles of healing.

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