We are called to be missional – i.e. the church is formed by and for mission. For NPBC, this will have four planks:
Each 24/7 for Jesus
Each of us living missionally 24/7, in families, amongst our neighbours, in schools, sports clubs, and workplaces, i.e. mission is not a programme of the church, it is about the way we each live for Jesus.
The role of NPBC corporately is to support this. Special services and events, resources, community connecting events, church library, Alpha type courses, training courses, etc are to support the mission rather than be the mission. So we don’t say to our people, “come and run this programme to help us do mission”, we say “do mission, and how can we help you make that more doable”.
And all our mission needs to be holistic; seeking to address spiritual, relational, emotional, and physical brokenness through the interconnected web of all the above.
There is some targeted mission that is more corporately driven:
- Families in NP, e.g. through Mainly Music, social work and counselling through our community ministries, Party by the Lake;
- Emotional/relational brokenness in NP, e.g. social work and counselling through our community ministries, prayer ministries, practical care;
- Poverty in Porirua East, e.g. through food bank, Shoes for Kids, supporting Habitat for Humanity, other things that may arise;
- Mission throughout the world, through particular agreed mission agencies and missionaries, and NPBC mission trips.