Who we're aspiring to be

Vision statement

Activate Church is a faith community of activists, modelled on the life of Jesus, empowered by the Spirit, united by a commitment to join with God in the renewal of all things.
“A faith community.. modelled on the life of Jesus, empowered by the Spirit”
We’re a Christian community, looking for an understanding of God that’s real and a community that’s authentic about walking together. For those reasons we try to position ourselves away from churchy hype and language, and we acknowledge that we’re all at different places on this Jesus journey. Our aim isn’t to seek all the right answers; rather, better questions.

 

“A community of activists”
By ‘activists’ we mean people that put their faith into action. Some do this by their lived example in the home or workplace, others use their voice to advocate for social, political or systemic change, and still others seek community to process, ask questions and dialogue about what it all means.

 

“United by a commitment to join with God in the renewal of all things”
We’d like to be a tangible example of the world that is not only possible, but that is on its way, through the resurrection of Christ and God’s promises of renewal and reconciliation in the Bible.

 

We believe people of every sexuality, gender and race are equal in every way and therefore naturally derive equal rights to access all social opportunities and cultural institutions – relationships, marriage, leadership, education, employment – in both society and church.
We believe a commitment to loving people as Jesus did calls us to struggle in solidarity towards this equality becoming a lived reality for all people across all of society.

The Marks of a Disciple

As a community desiring to follow the example of Christ Jesus, we aspire to demonstrate and embody the Marks of a Disciple: 
  • Deep Spirituality
  • Radical Generosity
  • Authentic Community
  • Selfless Servanthood