Mission

We believe Jesus has called us to simple lives focused on doing what He said and did.  This is our life and mission

To Live is Christ                                                        

Jesus is Alpha & Omega, and the centre of everything (Rev 1:8). He is our Way, our Truth, and our Life (John 14:6). There is no other name by which people can be saved (Acts 4:12), or experience full life (John 10:10). Everything is from Him, through Him, and for Him (Rom 11:36). He gives us purpose.  Therefore, we will imitate His life and obey his commands to love God, love people, and make disciples (Mark 12:29-31, Matt 28:18-20). Jesus is God’s Son, and we will listen to Him…

  • STORY – Matthew 17:1-8 > Jesus is transfigured and affirmed

 

Love God

We will love God by enjoying our relationship with Him in prayer, worship, and everyday life (John 15:9-11). We will listen to Him, and know His Word to us, written and spoken. The Holy Spirit will help us understand and believe what He has revealed (John 16:13). We will love God by believing and acting in obedience to whatever the Lord reveals (John 14:21). We will respond with confession and repentance when we have not listened, and disobeyed. (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9).  We will love God like Jesus did…

  • STORY – Mark 1:32-39 > Jesus gets up early to pray and obeys specific direction from God despite pressures to do differently

Love People

Whether children, prophets or prostitutes, Jesus changed lives, because He loved them (Luke 7:36-50). Jesus always noticed the people around Him and watched for people in need (Mark 10:46-51). He often loved people by engaging and serving them, whether or not they deserved it (Mark 10:45). He built a strong community, and welcomed anyone into it (Luke 7:37-47). This was His Gospel (John 1:12-13) Jesus offered people healing – physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually – because He loved them (Matt 9:35-36, 14:14). We will love people like Jesus did…

  • STORY – John 5:1-13 > Jesus sees and heals a lame man at the Pool of Bethesda

 

Give Life

Jesus is glorified by life (Phil 1:21).  He came to give life, and give it abundantly (John 10:10). The life Jesus offers is better than any life we could make for ourselves (Luke 5:1-21). As people surrender themselves to Christ, He will live through them (Gal 2:20). The Spirit of Jesus gives us the will and capacity to live out loud.  He also gives us spiritual gifts to reach our full potential, and help others reach theirs (Eph 4:11-16). The greatest gift we can give other people is the empowerment to become fully alive (John 15:13).

  • STORY – John 4:1-42 > Jesus meets a woman and offers her living water

 

We believe the best place for these priorities to be lived out is within the context of relationships and community. The most common expression and form of community in The Edge, but not the only one, is the “Home Church” (HC).  We believe HCs are one of the best ways to do life and mission together as Jesus has defined it.  The Edge is essentially a large family of small groups of people passionate about imitating Jesus.  This is what we want to be, and all we want to do.

We have created a video series called, "Don't Miss the Mission". It highlights the Lord's purpose for His people, and for The Edge.