Its not over until you win
Our Vision and Values – Tottenham Baptist Church [alias The Chapel, High Road -Tottenham]
To see the community in Tottenham changed through Tottenham Baptist Church members and congregation experiencing the joy of worshipping God, the freedom of following Jesus, and the power of being filled with the Holy Spirit.
To see our church congregation renewed, strengthened and grounded, living out the word of God in every aspect of life, serving God by reaching the lost, broken and poor, and demonstrating the good news of the kingdom of God to all.
-these to include continuity and change [Serving], the dissemination of the message of the cross and resurrection, being gracious and truthful [Evangelism], adopting a leadership and every member ministry, being missional and community focused [Ministry], allowing for the natural and supernatural gifts to be used [Fellowship], in demonstrating the now and not yet of the kingdom, celebrating God’s transcendence and presence, found in word and spirit [Worship].
The Values expanded
-continuity and change
We want to be a church faithful in guarding the unchanging message about the person and work of Jesus – which expresses the need for personal salvation and sanctification, while adapting ways of worship, teaching, being church and doing mission according to culture and context.
-the message of the cross and resurrection
We want to be a church that honours all that Jesus has done on the cross, and each member of the congregation personally embracing this way of the cross that leads to the power of Jesus resurrection to set us free.
-being gracious and truthful
We want to be a congregation that is generous in the way we think and speak about others, whether we agree or disagree with them as we clearly communicate with them what we believe and why we believe.
-adopting a leadership and every member ministry
We want to be a church that deploys anointed, courageous and missional leadership, and equipping every person in the congregation to serve like Jesus everywhere they find themselves.
-being missional and community focused
We want to be a missional congregation that has love for to reach the lost, care for the poor and bring justice everywhere we go while being a grace-filled community in which others can find relationship, healing, hope and love.
-allowing the natural and supernatural gifts to be applied by the congregation
We want to see every believer in our congregation applying each his/her natural reason and wisdom and skill as well as learning to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit to ministering to others in love and power in the name of Jesus.
- in demonstrating the now and not yet of the kingdom
We want to be a congregation that proclaims the good news of the Kingdom of God, and see the proclamation confirmed in miraculous signs and wonders, acknowledging and ministering grace, knowing that suffering as part of the life before Jesus’ return.
-celebrating God’s transcendence and presence
We want to be a congregation that live lives that celebrate God’s awesome power, his transcendent majesty and sovereign work, at the same time experiencing God’s intimate presence in encountering him in heartfelt worship.
-all we found in word and spirit
We want to work with others who hold these values in open, in mutually accountable friendship, but also acknowledging differences; recognising that we derive all that we believe, teach and do from the bible God’s written word, but conscious that we are learning to hear and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to us individually and collectively here and now.