Our mission can be summed up as:
- Godly Living – loving God by trusting in Christ and obeying the Word (Matthew 22.37)
- Church Growth – making disciples by telling the world and serving the church (Matthew 28.19)
- Changing Britain – loving our neighbour by caring for needs and contending for truth (Matthew 22.39)
You can read more about our mission in our Christian Discipleship sermon series.
For many years we have had a vision to grow by the grace and for the glory of God, as more and more people on Tyneside and beyond join us in our mission of Godly Living, Church Growth and Changing Britain. Our prayer is that, in a generation from now, 5000 people will belong to a large multi-site church that incorporates and grows out of JPC, and another 5000 will be in churches that we have planted in this region and potentially around the country and the world. Healthy churches of all sizes are needed in this country, but our vision is for large and growing churches that plant large and growing churches.
As a church, we are praying to grow to 2000 over the next five years:-
"I believe, under God, that over the next 5 years we can move to 2000 from the 1000 where we are now. And this particular race and course is set before us, not because we need it or would choose it, but because this city needs it and God, I believe, is guiding. But it will be costly and it will mean changes." from a sermon by David Holloway on 13th January 2013.
You can read the whole sermon here.
Our vision is that we will grow into a multi-site church which will be 'a church of churches'. You can read more about our vision here.