But Nineveh has more than 120,000 people living in spiritual darkness, and many cattle are also there.
Don't you think I should be concerned about that great city?
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
Jesus replied, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' All the law and prophets hang on these two commandments."
"Impacting Communities For Christ!"
This phrase embodies the purpose of the church in all settings - local, regional, national and global. We are called to have an impact for God's glory on all levels from personal to worldwide.
Community Church Hornsby's vision is to celebrate the life of Christ within the context of a thriving church base in Sydney's north that sends out its people to influence our city, nation and world for Jesus.
Quite simply, Community Church Hornsby's mission is to embrace people as well as to inspire, motivate, and equip them to live for Jesus.
Since its inception, Community Church has been a church committed to outworking Jesus' purposes for our church. We intentionally pursue this by our commitment to five inspiring words - influencing, belonging, growing, celebrating, serving - actions that graphically depict Jesus' purposes for us.
CCH is a member of CRC Churches, an Australian Pentecostal denomination now active throughout the Asia-Pacific region. We are an autonomously governed church, under an overseeing Board of Elders, in interdependent relationship with those churches that comprise our denominational family.
Why do we have membership? Click here to know more!
Our Core Values form the resonating heartbeat that pervades our church, and coupled with our union through Christ, guide us in all our collective expressions of Ministry, Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Outreach, and Government.
They aren't values we've chosen – they reflect who we are!
Who we are as individuals and as a team comes from our genuine day-to-day walk with God. If we live behind a mask, we miss the life of blessing God has for us.
We believe in living as Christ would have us, morally upright and being honest and open in our dealings with each other.
We seek to release our God given creativity in every area of our personal and corporate life. Our desire is to create and maintain an environment of encouragement and enthusiasm, where giftedness and creativity is nurtured to become mature ministry.
We believe that excellence honours God. By giving to him our very best, we show that worship is at the heart of all we do and say. So we strive to do the best we can with what we have.
The CCH way is excellence with heart! In the pursuit of excellence, grace acts as our safety net for being "human".
We hold these beliefs as fundamental.
Jesus at the Centre
We honour Jesus in every way we know how. For us, life is incomplete and empty without Christ. We accept his offer of salvation and power and seek to explore the wonderful depths of life with him.
The Bible is Essential
We believe that the Bible is God's Word and has the power to transform the life of any individual person who responds to it.
It's pre-eminence sets it above all statements of faith and so it has the authority to direct the church as a whole.
Culturally Relevant Church
We believe that Church should be contemporary, relevant, welcoming, impacting, fun and reflecting the cultural diversity of our community.
God Loves People and likes them!
We are passionately committed to reaching our world, locally and globally, with the gracious message of salvation and forgiveness. This is the year of the Lord's favour and his desire for all people.
We Need the Holy Spirit
We are fully devoted to being filled with the Spirit. As we cultivate a dependence on his leading, he opens up to us a world of miracles, healings and dynamic answers to prayer.
We Are Designed to Worship the Father
We set our hearts towards expressing our love for God, our Father. We believe that passionate worship delights the heart of God, celebrates his Presence, and demonstrates the intimacy of our union with him.
Our Statement of Faith is intended to reflect our Core Belief regarding the Bible. Our beliefs fall in the mainstream of protestant, evangelical, biblical theology, with a Charismatic/Pentecostal emphasis.
- the Bible to be the inspired Word of God
- in God, the Creator, who has revealed himself in the persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- in the Deity and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ, and his miraculous ministry, his suffering and death on the Cross as our Saviour, and his resurrection from the dead
- that Jesus will return to the earth as the final judge of the living and the dead
- there is a real devil
- that all people fall short of God's glory and holiness, but can freely find forgiveness through faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ
- that all people who have put their faith in Christ will experience a transformation of life, exemplified by repentance and holiness
- in Christian Baptism of those who have proclaimed faith in Christ (our usual practice of baptism is by full immersion in water)
- in regularly celebrating Communion in remembrance of Christ's saving work on the cross
- in the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit
- that God heals the sick today through active faith in his grace
- in the power of prayer