What We Believe

Consistent with our Uniting Church identity, Lifeworks holds to a reformed, evangelical and historically orthodox view of the Christian faith. We believe that:

  • God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit one God, known in three persons, and is defined by the dynamic and loving interaction between those three persons. God is Love. (1 John 4:8)

  • The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God.

  • On the Cross Jesus made an all-sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the world, and that when we confess him as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead, we are saved from eternal judgement and receive the promise of eternal life (new life) in him. (Romans 10:9)

  • The church is the Priesthood of all believers, where every member of the church has gifts given by the Holy Spirit and for which there is a corresponding service.

  • The church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, has an Acts 1:8 mandate and a Matthew 28 commission to witness to Jesus and go and make disciples of all the world.

Our Vision & Values

Consistent with our Acts 1:8 mandate and Matthew 28 commission, we believe our world is changed one life transformed by Jesus at a time

Our Vision is simply to respond to God’s love in all aspects of life and church.

Our Core Values that underpin the Vision are:

  • Generous Giving
    Grateful & open-hearted provision for others (time, energy, presence & resources)

  • Intentional Learning
    Engaging deeply in Scripture and Christian teaching

  • Outward Mission
    Respectful sharing of the good news with wider community

  • Persistent Prayer
    Deepening our spiritual discipline

  • Radical Hospitality
    Welcoming, inclusive & caring community across barriers

  • Transformative Worship
    Life-changing encounter (head and heart) with God in community

  • Justice Focused
    Just and responsible caring for creation & community