“To exalt Jesus as we engage Henley with His good news and equip disciples of every age to follow Him.”
“Jesus humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name”
We think Jesus is brilliant. Through his death and resurrection he offers freedom from guilt, fear and death. Just as God has exalted him to the highest place, it’s our great desire that Jesus be exalted in everything: in our own hearts and lives, in our town, in our world. If you don't know much about Jesus, it's our privilege to do what we can to introduce you to the most significant and life changing person you will ever meet.
Jesus is the best news in the world, but in every generation and every place, churches are called not just to shout about Jesus, but to engage people with him; to open a dialogue, and interact meaningfully with people’s questions about life and faith. The apostle Paul, one of the Bible writers, famously wrote ‘I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some’ (1 Corinthians 9:22). Our desire is to talk about Jesus in a way that Henley can understand and engage with.
If you have had a negative experience with Christians or church, that saddens us. We promise to take your questions and concerns seriously, and to do what we can to help you discover the 'life in all its fullness' that Jesus promises.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’
These parting words from Jesus to his disciples set the primary task for every church. A disciple is not just someone who has ‘signed up’ for Jesus, but one who is learning day by day to shape all of life around Him. Church is God’s way of equipping disciples, however young or old they may be: ‘So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up’ (Ephesians 4:12-13).