Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision as a church family has evolved as we have become part of the local community over the years. When we began in 1992, our vision was Serving the Community and we started this by building the Open Door Centre which at first hosted Cafe Rose and we then added other volunteer-led community programs. It’s been a great place to meet people and get to know our community.

The second stage of our vision continues our love for the town through i Heart Carrickfergus – we served the community when we were new to the town but now as active members in the community, we love that we are here and want to continue showing love however we can and however is needed.

Our vision is to see our town transformed through the love of Jesus.

We love being part of our community and the connections we have formed over the years with our local schools, football teams, youth and community organisations and so many others.

Carrickfergus is a vibrant town with a love for our history and for our future; we care passionately for each other and our generosity can be seen evidently though the many organisations, community groups and churches who support and work together for the good of our town.

Our Mission

As a community church, our mission is to:

Be an authentic, Spirit-filled family of believers, sharing the love and hope of Jesus with everyone.

Be an open and active church that works alongside others to love where we live and care for our community.

Our Values

Building Faith

We are a people of faith and we believe that the best is yet to come.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

Loving Community

We love our town; the people and the place to which God has called us.

By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 13:35 (NKJV)

Living Generously

We believe generosity and joy are at the heart of who God is. As so we live and give generously towards others in response to God’s love and goodness towards us.

You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:11 (ESV)