It’s important to be clear on who we are, what we are aiming to be and where we want to go, but it’s equally important to be patient, faithful and committed on the journey.
We value family – We want to value people in the same way that God does, uniquely made and blessed. The only way we can do this is in the context of the church being a family of God’s people. We aim to create a safe place for people to feel loved and honoured-no matter who you are. We want everyone to feel cherished, significant and known as this is our experience of God.
We value Spirit – We desire His presence and his power to change our lives and our world. For him to move us and among us. We desire the fresh revelation His Spirit brings through His word. We know our need and dependency on Him. We aim to keep the unity in spirit within Waterbrook and across the church of Bristol.
We value Heart – We believe God’s love is be experienced, not just head knowledge. We want Him to build our characters, to be people of integrity, being open to God and to each other, to be people of intimacy with God as modeled to us by Jesus.
These are footprints we want to walk in.
Worship – Putting God at the centre on what we do. Seeking, honouring, thanking and celebrating.
Word – The authority and template for life; teaching with integrity.
Witness – To be a blessing to our community, spreading grace and truth with generosity. We long to bless all areas of the community, through serving schools, youth and children’s work, students, senior’s and other churches and overseas missions.
Prayer – The heartbeat of the church, listening to God talking to us for one another, the city and the nation.
Freedom – To be overcomers of fear and shame. For people to receive healing for their bodies and know their true identity.
Fellowship – To nurture peoples gifts, empower the next leaders, develop pastoral support, and work humbly through our imperfections and cover each other in love.