In Colossians 1:28 (NIV), Paul clearly states the aim of Christian teaching and ministry: “He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” Growing in Christ takes time and is a process, a journey to grow in maturity or completeness as a follower of Jesus Christ.
FAITHsmart (Spiritual Maturity Assessment & Review Tool) is a self-assessment tool created to help you assess your strengths and areas for growth. The assessment is divided into three categories of Christian Beliefs, Christian Living (Fellowship, Adoration, Involvement, Transformation, Harvest) and Christian Growth. Each category contains a list of statements, and your answers will indicate where you are in your Christian walk and how you have expressed your Christian beliefs in your life and behaviour. We encourage you to approach the tool with a desire to grow. It is not a test and you should not use it to judge yourself or compare yourself with others.
As One Family, we desire to grow together, and it is our prayer that this tool will challenge and lead you into a closer walk with the Lord.
We will be a church family of Small Groups where every member accepts, affirms, loves and cares for one another. We will see a need and meet it, find a hurt and heal it.
We will be a church family gathered for Sunday Worship Services to hear God’s Word and to express our love for Him through songs, prayers, and giving. Culturally-sensitive and relevant, our worship services are God-encountering moments for both Christ-followers and those who have yet to know Jesus.
We will be a church family that serves others according to our God-given S.H.A.P.E. (Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences) both in our Small Groups and the Church.
We will be a church family with growing Christ-like leaders of influence in the church and the world. These leaders are fully growing in F.A.I.T.H. and not only influence others to follow Jesus, but also usher in the kingdom of God wherever they are.
We will be a church family that bears witness to the love of Jesus to the people in our spheres of influence, the community, and the regions beyond.