Category Archives: General & Overarching

Discipleship at the heart of the church

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We affirm that Jesus calls people to be disciples who make more disciples, and this is the true mark of those committed to following him. This high calling on lives shaped by the Jesus story has been hijacked by an institutional preoccupation with buildings, numbers and cash flow. Therefore in response to the calling of […]

Privilege, Power and Stewardship

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We affirm that our world has been created with rich variety and diversity. Additionally, we affirm a sort of ‘divine differential’ (shown by different levels of giftedness, privilege and power), which was purposed for diligent stewardship and benevolence for humanity’s symbiosis. However, self-centeredness continues to beguile the divine differential, and is currently at best ego-driven […]

Jesus is Lord

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We affirm the Reformational principle of the separation of the church from other spheres of life such as the state, the business, the school, the university and the family. However, we are dismayed at the widespread assumption that religious convictions can and should be kept from influencing politics, commerce, education, science and family life. Therefore […]

Developing Leaders of Integrity

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We affirm that the Church should inspire and pioneer redemptive culture in all areas of a society, demonstrating the multifaceted wisdom of God in beauty and in truth. However, the Church cannot be who she is destined to be while fragmented/immature in the love of God and without a transformative vision for society and clear/effective […]

A gender-balanced church benefits everyone

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We affirm that a church with an equal ratio of men to women is most healthy and able to effectively model God’s ways to society. However, today’s church has a 1 man: 2 women ratio. For men, there’s a massive need for more effective evangelism, discipleship and ways of doing church. Over 2 million women […]

Restitution of All Things

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We confess, beneath God’s every promise to humankind, His covenant with creation itself, ‘with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth’ that holds for, embraces and sustains every kind of human activity. However, Christian tradition narrows attention to Biblical proclamations addressing human moral need. The watching world sees no under-girding, over-arching concern: history […]

Faith in scientific research

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We affirm scientific research as an invaluable human endeavour and celebrate the progress of sciences illuminating every facet of God’s world, from subatomic to cosmic scales and physical, biotic and cultural realities. But we lament the separation of science from faith. We deplore naive views of finding scientific conclusions in the “book of God’s word”, […]

Entertaining Angels

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We are called to practice hospitality generously to one another as an affirmation of our love for Christ. However, in our frantic society, the act of inviting guests into our homes can become part of the pressure to perform and to display rather than to welcome and refresh. The constant pressures of modern life threaten […]

Truly be the Church

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We affirm that the Church is God’s agent for societal transformation on Earth. However, we acknowledge that instead of truly transforming society, we have busied ourselves with building our own empires and championing our own causes. Therefore, we repent and seek to exercise kindness, justice and righteousness, so that we may truly know God and […]

Enriching the world’s thought

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We affirm the academic life of building and disseminating bodies of knowledge about every aspect of reality, in all the sciences, from mathematics, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences to ethics and theology. However, we believe that Christian communities have made too little contribution in mainstream academic thinking outside theology, because of the pernicious influence […]