MISSION & VISION of Cheadle Parish

CHURCH PURPOSE (Why do we exist?):
Love God, love others and share the good news!

CHURCH MISSION (What are we trying to do?): 
SHORT SUMMARY: Seeking to depend on God, love one another,
reach our neighbours and serve our community

Cheadle Church seeks to honour God                                         Primary Aim
in building a loving community of mature disciples of Christ,   
Practical Aim
under the direction of the Word of God,                                     
How? -Our Authority
and through the encouragement of the people of God,             
How? -Our Approach
who will share the gospel and serve                                          
What? -Our Mission
the parish, the local community and the wider world,               
Where? -Our Concern
to serve God’s purpose of uniting all things under Christ,         
Whither? -Our Goal

CORE VALUES (What matters to us?): 
(from PCC away day 2000)
What we stand for
Father, Son and Holy Spirit – God reveals himself as three persons but one God.
God has spoken – the Bible is from God, without error; we need its teaching.
Jesus is Lord – he died for our sins, God raised him from the dead, he is alive today & will return
Repent and believe – we trust in Christ for forgiveness, then we seek to obey him.
The gift of the Spirit – God’s Spirit within us empowers us to live for Jesus.
Spread the word – we must make Jesus known to others so they can follow him.
The family of God– we meet together to hear God’s word, praise him & encourage one another
What we aim to be
Bible people – growing in our knowledge of God’s word and in obedience to him. 
Gospel people – understanding the good news of Jesus and explaining it to others. 
Praying people – committed to regular prayer both privately and together 
Joyful people – filled with the Holy Spirit and testifying to his deep joy. 
Loving people – eager to serve others in the church and the world. 
Church people – valuing our common life and committing ourselves to it. 
Giving people – cheerfully giving to God’s work and the world’s needs.
What we aim to do
Listen to God – to grow deeper through our discipleship 
Love one another – to grow warmer in our fellowship
Respond to God – to grow stronger through our worship
Share our lives – to grow broader through our service
Share our faith – to grow larger through our evangelism

SEE ALSO: Our 2020 Vision, for how we hope to see our church develop in the next few years.