Our mission statement is ‘Lights exists to teach the truth about Jesus so young people may be saved from judgment into a joyful and growing relationship with God’.
We want you people to:
Know the gospel
People become followers of Jesus Christ through knowing the message of the amazing love God has shown us. This message is called the gospel. If you want to know what the gospel is, check out ‘what we believe‘. When we say ‘know the gospel’, we don’t just mean intellectual understanding, we mean knowing and believing. Trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Submitting every aspect of life to him. And this is the foundation for someone growing in the gospel, showing the gospel and going with the gospel.
Grow in the gospel
As followers of Jesus, we want to grow in our love and knowledge of God. This involves a growing delight in prayer and in God’s word. We want to understand the overall plan and message of the Bible, and to understand our way in and around the Bible, so that we can read the Bible for ourselves (Psalm 1:2). We want each of our members to uphold sound, Reformed theology and to possess a clear, consistent, Christian worldview.
Show the gospel
From the moment of salvation, the Spirit works in us to transform us to the likeness of Christ and to produce good works (Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 5:16). We are not saved by good works, but for good works. We want to grow in the fruits of the Spirit and to exhibit these in all areas of our lives (Galatians 5:22–23). We want to do good works for the good of others and to the glory of God.
Go with the gospel
God has redeemed us through Christ to declare his praises to the world (1 Peter 2:9). Those who believe in the amazing saviour cannot help but speak of him. And so we exist so that Lights members can tell their friends about the amazing things that God has done through his Son. We also want Lights members to consider the nature and needs of ministry in our church, in our nation and in our world. Our goal is that, if a young person leaves our church family, we would send them joyfully with the gospel.