What is our Vision?
Our vision for Cynon Valley Church comes directly from Jesus' Great Commission to his disciples (you can read about it in the Bible in Matthew 28:19).
As a church we don't want just to be known for being nice, or doing great events, or even being a nice place to go. Our heart, and we believe the journey of the Church as a whole - is to see every person become a better follower (or disciple) of Jesus - and that covers a lot of bases! It means we want to be making sure that we are growing in our love and obedience to God. It also means that we want to make sure that all our events/teaching/services go some way to revealing something new about God's character with practical help as to how we can each apply that into our own lives. Finally, it means that we want to get better and better at passionately telling people who don't believe in Jesus about why we have faith and how our lives have changed for the better by being a follower of God and being a part of His amazing family (called the Church!)
How are we going to make it happen?
We've come up with a strategy to help us achieve this - which is more than one direction - we call it the '360 degree journey'.
Welcome in: We are open and accepting, non-judgemental, loving people who invite everyone to be a part of the family.
Grow down: We want to be disciples who make more disciples. We choose to actively deepen our relationships with Jesus and our church family.
Raise up: We will do all we can to encourage, train and give opportunity for people to develop into their full God-given potential Lead out: The gospel and the church is not for us but for the world, so we will do all we can to get the gospel heard. As we go out we will inspire others to do the same
Jesus – It’s all about Him:
We are a Church where Jesus takes centre stage. We seek his presence in all we do, because an encounter with Him changes everything.
Family – Love no matter what:
We are a family, committed to each other and united through our love for Jesus. We share generously, encourage passionately, forgive freely and LOVE no matter what. Because family isn’t just important, it’s everything!
Discipleship – Never stop growing:
We are committed to becoming more like Jesus everyday. We encourage and give people opportunity to become all that God is calling them to be. This is our response to the incredible love Jesus has for us.
Excellence – Give him our best:
We are passionate about giving God our best. We aim for excellence in all we do because God first gave his best for us.
Committed – Walk the walk:
We are devoted to serving God faithfully. We all bring something unique and choose to make serving God, others and the church our first priority.
Evangelism – People need to know:
We have been transformed by encountering God’s love. We want everyone to hear about and experience the same life-changing love, so we will share our story whenever and however we can.