"Our mission is to reach the lost with the love of Christ and bring them into membership into Christ’s family the Church, restoring them to Christlike maturity through discipling and establishing them in their God given ministry so they can be released to be Christ’s ambassadors."
Southern Lights Purpose Statement to Change a Nation
Ephesians 2:1-6 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of oursinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus” Reach out to a lost world who needs Christ Souls are Kingdom building material. The most important eternal assets in the Kingdom of God are people and we seek to reach people through building relationship and community contact points while providing opportunities for God encounters and a church community with a warm, friendly and accepting environment.
Ephesians 2:19-22 “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Members (Partners) in the body of Christ – A spiritual house.Connecting through the multifaceted expressions of the house.
Ephesians 4:12-15 “to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” Mature members through discipling and training into Christ’s likeness, so that they are prepared to enter into covenant relationships of the heart within the Southern Lights community
Ephesians 4:3-7, 11 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit just as you were called to one hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us gracehas been given as Christ apportioned it. It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.” Discovering the grace on your life to be a minister& ambassador for Christas a son or daughter of Southern lights. An ambassador is a person that Christ speaks through “a voice”. Mission Statement For Southern Lights
God has established 7 Pillars at Southern lights
To fulfil our call to change hearts to change a nation We will seek to develop covenantal relationships with other ministers in our city, state, nation and throughout the world as the Lord leads.We are called to go to country towns and third world countries. (John 17:18, Matthew 9:35 - Matthew 10:1 & 5, Acts 2:42). We carry a unique and powerful message that opens up many doors around our nation. It is our heart to also plant new Southern lights bases with our D.N.A throughout the nations.
All the church has the ability to hear the voice of God and obey it and in so doing will be able to keep in step with the Spirit as the Lord gives us the blueprints from heaven in order to work with Him as He builds His church and teaches us to rule and reign (Matthew 4: 3, Acts 2: 17 - 19, John 5: 18 & 19, Galatians 5: 22 Matt 16:18) We are called to be a voice into the Nation that flows with power and brings transformation.Each year we host the ‘Australian School of the Prophets’in order to train many from across the nation in the Prophetic. We recognise that prayer and intercession are an essential forerunner for everything God does in our lives and in our nation. The church has a governmental mandate to Rule and Reign through prayer.
We value evangelism that leads to disciples, not just decisions, and that matures men and women so that they can "Go into all the world and make disciples" (Matthew 28: 18 - 20). We outreach into our community to mothers, schools, youth events and old age homes. We desire to build strong relationships in the community and allow people to experience the manifest presence of God and the saving knowledge of Jesus through these relationships.
We believe that, the Ascension gifts are required for the maturing of the Saints and that this training is for all people regardless of age (Ephesians 4: 11 - 15). Discipling and equipping the saints for the work of ministry is crucial for the ongoing extension of The Kingdom of God. To this end we conduct a fulltime discipling school for young adults and a part-time discipling course for adults of all ages. These discipling courses accelerate lives at an amazing rate, making disciples into sons and powerful warriorslacking nothing for Kingdom advancement. We work with Australian College of Ministry's (ACOM) to provide accredited training. We also conduct other courses addressing both theological and lifestyle topics on a non-accredited basis.
We value that God has commanded us to care for one another. We recognise that this care may have many aspects emotionally, spiritually and physically, and that our care for one another is foundational in our relationships with one another. This is mainly carried out through small groups called Connect 2 Groups. We believe transparency and honesty in relationships is crucial to help us connect and form covenantal relationships with each other that are clean and clean, with each other (Ephesians 4:15).
We believe that a corporate anointing is released as believers, who are individually developing a lifestyle of praise and worship, come together to worship God. This worship is expressed in a variety of forms including singing, dancing, shouting, clapping and raising our hands and most importantly being living sacrifices (Romans 12:1) by worshipping through our service. We value that every person in the church can serve others and that much of what the church desires to achieve, both within the church and in our community, can only be done if there are people willing to help.
We value the generational vision and recognise that we have a responsibility in training up our children in the Word of God as the key to the future of the Church. (Deuteronomy 6:1-7; Malachi 4: 6). We desire to release Fathers and Mothers into their God given call and to raiseup mighty, natural and spiritual sons and daughters (1 Corinthians 4: 13). Our heart is to see the next generation raised up as a mighty army with a double portion, this succession is crucial to the house continuing in its God given mandate.