Our Mission and Values
Following Jesus for the Renewal of our City
Re:new - to give fresh life and strength
Renewal happens when people experience Jesus. Jesus is the source of our Hope, Healing, Freedom and the Favour of God. As we follow Jesus, we see hearts, emotions, health, relationships and families renewed. Not only that, we believe that renewal begins to overflow into communities, workplaces, schools and businesses. We are made new to make new.
1. Simply Follow A New Way of Living
Jesus is our example for everyday living. We listen to the Spirit and follow the Way of Jesus. We celebrate stories of obedience, transformation and renewal.
2. Cultivate Community A Space to Belong
Relationship is at the heart of everything we do and we create spaces where people belong. We invite people to “come as you are” and experience life and freedom.
3. Pursue Presence A Life of Worship
We are a people who enjoy a lifestyle of prayer and worship, who cultivate the presence of God and create places where people can experience freedom and healing. We expect breakthrough miracles and walk alongside people toward freedom.
4. Move Forward A Future to See
We step into every promise of God by faith. We believe God has a plan and a future for our church and every person in our city.
5. Activate Influence A City to Reach
Every person contributes towards seeing renewal by living and sharing the message of Jesus. We are marketplace influencers bringing renewal every day, everywhere.
6. Equip Others A Mandate to Multiply
We raise and release Spirit full disciples and leaders. Our team are full of love, skilled in knowledge and powerful in the Spiritual gifts.
7. Give Generously A Grace to Give
We know what we have is not just for us and trust God as we give freely to others. We practice tithing and financial giving, help people thrive in tough places, and support local and global missions.
We would love you to join us on this journey.
Our Sunday Gatherings
What to expect?
Our Sunday gatherings are one of the best places to meet us and find out more about City Lights. We start with free coffee at 10am. The services go for about one hour and include singing and an inspirational message. A fun kids program from age 3 to year 6 is provided and facilities are available for feeding and changing babies. Afterwards, we hang out together and share food. Dress is casual.
Check out our Events section for details on our weekly Youth group for high-school-ers
Meet the Team
Andrew and Bek
Our Lead pastors
Andrew grew up in church as the son of pastors and missionaries to Thailand. He had a powerful encounter with God at around fifteen years old that gave him a love for Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God and people. He has a unique perspective on life due to his time overseas and in corporate life. Andrew genuinely cares for people, loves sharing about Jesus and is passionate about seeing renewal and revival in Brisbane. He loves playing with his kids, mountain bike riding and drinking great coffee.
Bek experienced life with Jesus in her 20s and remembers what it was like to go to church for the first time. What stood out to her was how warm and friendly people were, that's why she is so passionate about creating spaces where people can belong and enjoy relationship with God and other people. She loves playing board games and going on family holidays.
Our Ministry Team
We are so thankful for our team leaders:
- City Kids - Kathryn & Pastor Sarah
- City Lights Youth - Pastor Sarah
- Worship - Sally
- Prayer - Pastor John
- Pastoral Care - Tania
- Hospitality - Bek