The Church We See..

..is a church that contributes to the spiritual, social and cultural renewal of our city and beyond by helping people make sense of Jesus Christ.

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The church we see is simply where anyone and everyone feels welcome, included and appreciated.  

A church that makes sense to anyone regardless of their prior experience.  A church full of people with a diversity of cultural backgrounds.

A church whose vibrancy and passion is attractive, energizing and exciting.  We see a compassionate church which is the perfect antidote to loneliness in our society.  A community of strong, genuine friendships, together with an open invitation to anyone who would want to get involved. Whatever you’ve been through, whatever you haven’t been through, there’s a place for everyone at Severn.

Generations

The church we see is a family church, a student church, a church for working adults, a church for the retired -  a church of all generations, each one giving life and respect to the other.

A church full of children who will grow up secure, content and empowered to fulfill their God-given potential. A church full of young adults whose energy and creativity transforms the culture of their generation. A student church, a home away from home.  A church for working and retired adults where your passion for life is never diminished even if your energy levels aren't what they were!

A church where every generation can express their faith in God with purpose and passion.

Generosity

The church we see is a generous church. A church that is generous in living, giving and serving.

A community that is compassionate in everyday life, always making space in their lives for the needs of other people. We see a community that together embraces and cares for the vulnerbale and marginalised with love and compassion. We see a community that is concerned about the wider world living sustainable lives, making decisions to protect and enhance our physical environment.

Growth

The church we see is a people whose faith has connected them to Jesus. Tentative faith, strong faith. Full of people who are making sense of their faith.

A community whose faith is growing throughout their lives through the good times and the difficult times. We see a people whose faith in Jesus is transforming their ethics and behaviour. We see a community so numerous that their faith affects the culture of our city and even beyond.  We see a church whose heart and vision is big enough for the city it exists in.