That by God’s grace, Immanuel Church will be a vibrant reformed church in Brentford, with a passion to plant further churches in West London, for the glory of God.
Dependent on God’s Grace
This will be seen in our worship, as we adore our gracious Triune God; in our teaching as the word of God’s grace will be at the centre of all we do; in our commitment to prayer; and in our welcome and compassion for outsiders. As those who know our own dependence upon God’s grace, we will be willing to admit our own helplessness, and offer grace to others.
Interdependent in God’s Family
Western culture stresses independence, and equates maturity with self-sufficiency. In contrast, God adopts us into His family by grace, and we grow as Christians together because Christian maturity is never individualistic. It is always about the whole church together (Ephesians 4:10-16). Our interdependence is also expressed in giving and receiving hospitality and mutual discipleship.
Involved in Brentford and our Communities
We love Brentford and want to be involved in this place in Jesus’ name. We do not all live in Brentford, but we all seek to build relationships with individuals here and in the places God has put us. We hope by God’s grace to be salt and light influencing Brentford, as well as our workplaces and neighbourhoods.
Speaking God's word with our neighbours
Hearing and believing God’s good news message is what has changed our lives, so we long for the same for others. Faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). God’s word is living and active and sharper than any double edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). So, we prayerfully and winsomely try, not just build relationships, but speak God’s life changing word with our neighbours.
Engaged in God’s World Mission
We have the privilege of being part of what God is doing around the world. So we pray for, and give to, mission work. We will also train up leaders, and work towards planting another church in the next 5 years.