Andrew and Bek have been married for 18 years and have three amazing children. 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. Andrew has served in leadership, both as a volunteer and staff, in churches of all sizes for over 20 years. Prior to this, Andrew had a successful career in Sales and Marketing in Sydney.
Bek walked into a church for the first time in her early 20s experienced life with Jesus in her 20s. 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. Bek has a successful career in insurance and finance and is passionate about her kids and connecting people at City Lights.
They are both passionate about building an authentic and friendly church, seeing families and communities thrive and experiencing renewal in the city of Brisbane.
Our Vision for Church
Church is a group of imperfect people responding to a personal revelation of Jesus. We believe that healthy churches are places where people can BELONG, THRIVE and SHARE.
The Family Table
BELONG. We learn about each other and what it means to follow Jesus in relationship with each other. Our community grows as we extend the family table and create spaces where people belong.
THRIVE. We are building something that is organic and alive and flows from the inside out. We learn how to grow spiritually by connecting with God and others.
SHARE. The City reminds us that what we have is not just for us. We are all called to share what we have and be active in ministry in our every day; whether at home, studying or at work.
Our Mission and Values
Following Jesus for the Renewal of our City
We exist to see renewal. Renewal happens when ordinary people experience the life and love of Jesus and start the beautiful process of changing from the inside out. We exist to see this renewal overflow into every area of our lives, our homes, our workplaces and our communities.
1. Jesus is our only Way
We will do anything and everything Jesus did to see renewal (John 14:6)
2. People are our Purpose
We create spaces where people belong (Eph 2:19)
3. Love is our Motivation
We love to give and give because we love (John 3:16)
4. Discipling Leaders is our Calling
We disciple and release leaders to influence every area of society (Matt 28:18-20)
5. Presence is our Pursuit
We passionately and persistently seek to encounter God (Matt 5:6)
What We Believe
We believe in one true God who is eternal and Creator of all things. He co-exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He loves all and wants to be in relationship with us.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and through it God speaks today. It is inspired, authoritative and everlasting. It is total truth and provides us with patterns and principles for every area of life.
We believe that sin has separated all of us from God and only God can provide a remedy.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ came into the world as our Saviour. Jesus died on a cross and rose from the dead and all who repent and believe in Him can have forgiveness and eternal life. As believers we are baptised in water by full immersion as a public declaration of our faith in Jesus.
We believe that God’s Spirit both indwells and empowers the believer. The Spirit-filled life gives us the ability to live with Godly character and provides us with spiritual gifts that enable us to fulfil God’s purposes on Earth.
We believe that the church is the ‘body of Christ'. As we meet together regularly, in both large groups and in homes, we grow in our faith, fulfil the great commission, and build long lasting relationships.
We believe in miracles.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back.