To pursue God until heaven
overflows through us.
Our primary desire is that we would behold (experience, become familiar with, see) the manifest (actual, real, not theoretical) glory (goodness and presence) of God. We believe that God created us to enjoy a life of deep intimacy with Him. We are passionate about His presence and know that cool things happen when the atmosphere of heaven fills a room. We are focussed on making St Philip’s His dwelling place.
We are family. Beloved children of God. Adopted by our Father in heaven. Brothers and sisters in Christ. Sure of our identity. Bound together by our love for one another. Growing in fellowship. We believe that the Kingdom advances through family and that Jesus will be known and honoured by our love for one another and for our community.
We believe that everything should flow from intimacy with our Heavenly Father, through His Son, Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. So we place a high value on His presence; on worship and prayer; on the Word; and on the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Our starting point is Him, not what we do for Him. We don’t pursue ministry; we pursue the presence of God. We don’t minister first unto the world; we minister first unto Him. We love Him first, so that we can love the world the way He does.
He’s looking for people who are filled with His Spirit and are on fire. This is the basis for all effective Kingdom ministry in the pattern of Jesus.