The Tabernacle

Creating 'spaces' to experience the presence of God

Convictions & Beliefs

1. Led by the Spirit of God

Not by Greek humanistic thinking, opinions of others, circumstances, fear of man, unbelief or even call. Romans 8:1, Judges 6:34

Our question is do we believe this is God? If the answer is YES, then we obey, understanding is surrendered to obedience.

2. Humility is not optional

Ephesians 4:2, Proverbs 22:4

3. We aim to be a blessing

Proverbs 11:25

4. Relationship comes before being right

Romans 14:19, Proverbs 18:19

5. Our words are 4 things: Blessing or Curse, Life or Death

Proverbs 18:21

6. Obedience to God

John 14:15, Deuteronomy 6:3

7. We chase God’s peace & flow, & don’t move without it

Numbers 6:26, Philippians 4:7

 

Beliefs

We believe in the Holy Trinity. God the Father, Jesus the Son of God & the Holy Spirit, that they are supernatural & present today. We believe that God is love & sent Jesus to die in our place giving us the only way to relationship with God. By putting our trust in Jesus & walking in faith, we are restored to relationship with God. The person of the Holy Spirit is a mighty counsellor, giving many gifts & empowering to life.

We believe in the Word of God, both Old & New Testaments. They are the inspired words of God, without error, totally reliable & flawless.

We believe that Jesus Christ himself has made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new person from the two groups. We believe in rightly esteeming God’s chosen people, the Jews, & acknowledging their place & annointing in the heart & purposes of God.

We believe that all people are created in the image of God & therefore have dignity & value and deserve honor.

We believe that God has a purpose for every human life. Due to original & continual rebellion against God, people are broken in their relationship with Him & each other. They need to be reconciled with God, themselves & to others.

We believe in the Church. It is the body & bride of Christ. It is a family, connected by God, for worship, mutual love & the nurturing, making & sending of disciples to all nations of the world.

We believe in the Fruit of the Spirit as described in Gal 5, that this fruit describes the very characteristics of God. (ie the fruit of His Spirit) God & His Spirit are loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, good, gentle, faithful, kind and self controlled.
 

Values

Humility / Relational

Human beings are more valuable to God than tasks.  We are all to be esteemed, respected and valued. Nurturing the heart (emotions), mind (thinking), body (physical temple of God’s spirit), spirit (personal relationship with Jesus) & then the skills/functions of people. Eph 4:23-32, Romans 12:10, Phil 2:5-8

Muliti-cultural

The flavour & differences of nationalities are important. Each nation  expresses something of  the character of God & our need for each other, the different anointings, worldviews, personalities & gifts. God’s heart is for the nations of the world. Acts 10:34,35 Rev 5:9

Jesus Centred & Spirit led

The person & cross of Jesus is always the central focus. He is our magnificent obsession. We are led by the Holy Spirit who gifts & empowers us, all of this leads us to the Father.  John 14:6, 26 Romans 12:3-8, Acts 1:8

Prophetic / Holiness

Using all of the gifts given to us by God,  especially the gifts of prophetic.  Nurturing & developing intimacy with God through spending time with God, hearing the voice of God and obeying whatever He says whether or not we understand it. Aiming for purity & integrity with God & people. Hebrews 3:7-8, 1 Peter 1:15,16, Eph 4:11-13

Authentic

Honest, Open & Transparent (H.O.T) in relationships with God & people. The priority is on safe, biblical vulnerability/truthfulness in communication, a place in which weakness is not despised but developed lovingly to strength, through the spiritual renewal of the mind. Eph 4:23-27

Mulitipulcation

Discipled to be disciples of and in the nations of the world. Everything taught and passed on in a way that is reproducible. Matt 28:1920

Fun

Everything based in fun. View of God is joy and peace, not a cranky, unhappy tyrant in heaven. Gal 5:22, John 10:10

Radical, Innovative, Technological Approaches

New, relevant, strategic expressions of communicating Jesus & His call to holiness. Positioned for influence.

Biblical

Saturated in Scripture & living it out in life. Luke 8:21, Heb 4:12, 2 Tim 2:15

Rest

Intentionally resting, listening and worshipping God in a ‘thin place’ (dedicated space for the presence of God, Tabernacle). To be the men & women God wants us to be, nuturing rest in our spirits not just more tired, overloaded servants. Heb 4:9, Matt 11:28

Unreligious

Rejecting a religious spirit that worships traditions, denominations, organizations, religion or works, instead living in a spirit of honor & grace with each other, while loving & worshipping the Living God. 1Cor3:4-7

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