OUR VISION & MISSION
We seek to be much more than a group of people that get together for a Church Service on a Sunday.
We seek to build community – a family – where people feel they can be free to be themselves.
We want to express with all our hearts that Christianity is relevant and meaningful! True Christianity is the discovery of who Jesus really is and what that means for us.
We want to help people find it for themselves. Our desire is to reveal and demonstrate the love of Christ – because it is in Him that meaning and fullness of life is to be found.
As a church, it is important to call to mind those things that are important to us. These mission and values will shape and direct us as we seek to relate with God, with other Christians, and with the wider world.
As Christians and as a Church . . .
We welcome and encourage everyone who would like to join us in our worship.
We are committed to sharing the love and blessing of God with all people to love our neighbour as we love ourselves.
We are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and to see all people growing in their Christian lives.
We are committed to placing a strong emphasis on work with children and young people.
We are committed to caring for the elderly and vulnerable, as well as all others who may be in need.
In relation to God, we value...
What you think about God will affect every aspect of your life. In his grace, God has given us the Bible as a firm foundation (Titus 1:9) so that we may know him truly and also that we may live godly lives (2 Peter 1:3).
There is no such thing as a Christian who doesn’t pray. As children of God, speaking to our heavenly Father is what we do (Romans 8:14-17). God’s primary means of communication to us is through the Bible, and our primary means of communication to God is through prayer (Matthew 6:5-15).
Enjoying and Living for God
The Christian life is not simply a set of principles to be believed or a series of practices to observe, but it is primarily a relationship to be enjoyed (Jeremiah. 31:33). As Christians, our deepest joy and greatest pleasure is found in close relationship with God (Psalm. 16:11). As the Westminster Catechism puts it: “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.”
In relation to other Christians, we value...
The Priority of Relationship
Humans were created for relationship—with God and with one another—but sin creates broken relationship (Genesis 3:23-24, Romans 3:23). Through the work of Jesus on the cross, right relationship with God and with others is restored
Members Equipped for Service
The work of service and ministry is not reserved for a select few ministers or leaders, but the leaders are put in place to equip all Christians for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11). It is important for each Christian to see that God has given them gifts for the building up of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12) and that there is great joy in putting those gifts to use (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).
In relation to the wider world, we value...
Every Member a Witness
The church’s mission comes from the mission of God himself: to display his glory by graciously redeeming a people for himself through the person and work of his Son, Jesus. While some Christians will be particularly gifted to evangelize, the Bible teaches that every Christian is entrusted with the responsibility to tell others about Jesus and the gospel (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
Every Member a Servant
Jesus, lived a life of love, service and compassion. Likewise, in obedience to his commandment (Matthew 7:12) and following His example, all Christians are called to joyfully share their lives with compassion, love and service (Colossians 3:12). As members of Blairgowrie Parish Church, we seek to do this, within our community, our town of Blairgowrie and beyond.
Develop our ministries through mission.
Reach out with the gospel to people of all ages from all walks of life.
Strengthen our partnerships with others.
Care for our members and nurture the young people of our community.
Develop a variety of styles of worship and to increase the number of worship opportunities.
Enrich our prayer life.
Support those committed to serving God through encouragement, training and resourcing.
Provide pastoral care in the community.
Continually work towards being relevant within our society, in our ever changing world.
10. Provide premises and equipment, which is fit for purpose and appropriate to support activities in line with our aim.