A message from the National Chairman
Charles Spurgeon boldly stated:
“The Christian Church was designed from the first to be aggressive. It was not intended to remain stationary at any period, but to advance onwards until its boundaries become commensurate with those of the world.”
Jesus’ ultimate plan for our world is that His church would prevail.
“The kingdom of the World has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever” Rev. 11:15.
Courageous strategies will enable the CRC Churches International movement to advance onwards until its boundaries reach the ends of the earth.
Our movement was birthed with a passion to reach lost people and a uniquely Australian down-to-earth approach to ministry.
We are daring to trust that the Holy Spirit, through our purposeful vision and mission, will illuminate the path we are to walk together. The future is ours for the taking.
This strategic plan is not intended to be a detailed operational document. Its aim is to set the broad spiritual direction and the focus of our CRC Churches International movement.
In a rapidly changing world we hold on to the unchanging values of the Word of God. Jesus modelled it – so did the first Christians.
This document holds strongly to these values and sets before us some clear, measurable and achievable faith goals.
As a National Leadership Team, committed to the spiritual direction of our movement:
- We are accountable to you, our fellow ministers and church leaders.
- We are committed to wholeheartedly outworking the strategies outlined in this booklet.
- We will prayerfully evaluate our progress and fine-tune our goals and strategies in response to changing circumstances and the Holy Spirit’s leading.
It’s our prayer that these spiritual directions will not only be a rallying cry, but will also be a catalyst for the health, growth and fruitfulness of our local churches and ministries.
We look to Jesus Christ and His enabling Grace to help us be the Church that Jesus imagined us to be.
May the God of peace … equip us with everything good for doing His Will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20,21
I have a dream of a uniquely Australian movement. It’s a dream that we all share. Imagine hundreds of on-fire, Bible-based, Christ-centred, contemporary churches. Imagine these churches filled with hundreds of thousands of fully devoted followers of Jesus, who energetically embrace His Great Commandment and radically obey His Great Commission.
I see several thousand people from many nations, young and old, men and women, abandoning themselves to fulfilling Jesus’ special call on their lives. By being powerfully equipped and led by the Holy Spirit, I see them going throughout Australia and the world; CRC ministers, missionaries and church planters who are doing extraordinary things in Christ’s name.
I see millions of people in heaven welcoming us into the very presence of God. Can you hear them cheering wildly at our homecoming, because we allowed Jesus to soften and expand our hearts? …World Christians who prayed, gave and went; creating churches…changing worlds.
CRC Churches International