OUR STORY.

What is Basic?

In Mark 1:17, Jesus calls His first followers, with the simple invitation “Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of Men”. At the end of His ministry, Jesus sent these followers to “go and make disciples of all nations." These shape the basic calling of those who would follow Jesus in every generation.

The Church is a movement of ordinary people learning to live as disciples of Jesus and to engage in His mission of restoration in the world, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God and following His ways. 

BASIC grew out of a desire to get back to these base-line priorities- to help people intentionally follow Jesus and make disciples. In a culture where the church is increasingly on the margin, we are wanting to see a community that boldly lives as disciples who make disciples, who embody Gods beautiful kingdom to the community around them, and who see new churches started as disciples are made. 

BASIC.VALUES

KINGDOM. Jesus is Lord.

Jesus is Lord. We seek to see His rule in every area of our life and community. A body of believers (church) does not exist for itself but to advance the kingdom cause of Jesus. Therefore our focus is outward in a posture of graceful generosity, seeking Jesus’ glory not our own. 

FAMILY. Love one another.

All who follow Jesus are born again into a new family, the family of God. We have a new identity defined by God (Whose we are) and our adoption (Sonship and Daughter). The family of God is one shaped by love, forgiveness, grace, acceptance, unity and purpose. We seek to embody this family as a gathered community, open to all.

DISCIPLE-MAKING. Follow Me.

Those who follow Jesus are invited to be disciples, who make disciples. We strive to live as apprentices to the way of Jesus by ‘learning to obey everything [he] has commanded’- reflecting the character, priorities and passion of Jesus- and living an intimate loving relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit.

MISSION. I am sending you.

Each believer understands their identity as ‘sent ones’, invited and sent to participate in Jesus’ mission in the world, empowered by the Holy Spirit. As individuals we intentionally strive to understand and live out the mission of God in every sphere of life. As a community we are on mission together reaching the lost and embodying the beautiful and good rule of God for our world. 

MULTIPLICATION. Into all the world.

According to the Great Commission (Mt 28:18-20) we are committed to seeing every believer become fully mature reflecting the character, priorities and passions of Christ, and fully equipped to make disciples who will make disciples. We believe multiplication is in the DNA of the Disciple and thus the church. We train and equip leaders not for the good of our church, but for the harvest, being sent out as workers to multiply new communities and disciples in new areas where the good news of the Kingdom is needed.