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Vision and Values

Discover more about the direction of All Souls and what we believe.

All For Jesus

Vision

We long to be a people who are all for Jesus because he is Lord of all and gave his all for us.

 

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behaviour. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation – if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.”

Colossians 1:15–23

 

Values

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Jesus, who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross!”

Philippians 2:5–8

We long to be a people who take up our cross and follow Jesus by seeking to be:

Prayerful

in our dependence on God and faithful to Jesus as we are led by his Spirit.

Humble

in the way we serve one another and seek the Father’s will.

Faithful

in our obedience to God’s radical Scriptures.

Thankful

for the forgiveness of sins and God’s gracious provision in all things.

Generous

in using our money and time as we daily give away ourselves.

Courageous

as we speak out for truth and live radical lives that glorify Jesus.

Creative

in the way we explore every means to further the gospel.

 

Mission

“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 all I have commanded you”

Matthew 28:18–20

As people who are inspired by Jesus, we long to follow his example and go and make disciples in every aspect of life through:

Proclaiming the biblical gospel

in our preaching and by the way we live across our networks to reach London to reach the world.

Building a community of grace

in the heart of London which is a safe place that welcomes all into a family of forgiven sinners.

Growing and teaching disciples

who are equipped as women and men to teach the word of God and live all of their lives for Christ.

Impacting our culture

by listening to the world and bringing the wisdom of the Bible to all areas of human life and God’s creation.

Loving one another and our city

by showing the love of God to all in practical ways, seeking justice and bringing gospel hope in all situations.

Serving the wider church

by listening and learning from others as we share people, skills, teaching and creativity.

All Souls Church is:

  • a Church of England Church and we hold orthodox Anglican beliefs subscribing to the historical creeds which speak of our belief in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as well as the 39 Articles with their reminders of the great Reformation principles of ‘Christ Alone, Scripture Alone, Faith Alone.’ (You can find links to the texts of the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the 39 Articles on the Anglicans Online website)
  • a member of the Evangelical Alliance and we subscribe to their Basis of Faith
  • part of the Church of England Capital Vision 2020 mission
 

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