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Who we are

We’re a community that values one another, strives to serve the Howick community and engages faith in a creative, relevant way. We meet on Sunday evenings because it works better for people who want to explore who God is. We share a meal together because we like spending time. We do lots of creative, multi-media, participative, multi-sensory and sometimes just plain weird stuff to get to the heart of who God is and who we are.

(Pictured: 'Where is He?' by Rhys Lake from our annual Stations of the Cross Art Exhibit in 2020)

Our Vision

Life encountering truth as we reflect and offer Christ

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Our mission

cession|community exists to grow followers of Christ who grow followers of Christ by:
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Adoring

Connecting our lives to God and drawing others into that connection

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Belonging

Living life together in authentic community

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caring

Impacting our neighbours with love

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drawing

Reflecting and offering Jesus Christ to others

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equipping

Pursuing and encouraging life transformation

Our values

Authentic Community - We choose to live life together in authentic community that engages deeply, responds instinctively and supports freely. We long to be a haven for “lost souls” where people of diverse backgrounds and experiences can relate with integrity, authenticity and compassion.

 

Holistic Expression - We believe that learning to follow Jesus Christ is a whole of life activity that expresses itself in a lifestyle of worship. We acknowledge the choice to follow Jesus is often a process of progressive surrender and that this dynamic typifies our ongoing following of Him.

 

Empowering Discipleship - We strive to equip people to live vital, dynamic expressions of their faith in Jesus Christ. We affirm the uniqueness of every Christ-follower and the gifts and passions they bring to the life of the community

 

Biblically Grounded - We hold scripture as God’s revelation of truth and seek to develop individual and community world views that are firmly grounded in scripture. We strive to be faithful reflections of God’s truth and to positively influence the world around us.

 

Relevant Creativity - We seek to encourage creativity and engage culture as a medium for the expression and discovery of truth without being captured ourselves by culture.

 

Vision Driven - We believe God has called us to be a faith community that encourages opportunities for people to encounter truth. We strive to play our part in that by reflecting and offering Jesus Christ to others. We organise our community activity and life in support of this vision.

 

Servant Influence - We desire to be a movement of influence that serves others through resource sharing, leadership development and church planting.

 

Passionate Connection - We thirst for passionate connection with God individually and as a community of worshippers. We strive to draw others into that connection.

 

Others Focused - We believe that one of the great challenges of the human condition is to get past a focus on ourselves. So, we’re learning to put others first in the way we use our time, financial resources and material possessions.

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cession community worship service

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Jewel #4

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Carboot Bears

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Playgroup Promo Photo - 6 (Katie with Kids)

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Playgroup Promo Photo - 1 (Painting)

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Graffiti Wall

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Death to Selfie (1)

Angela Stations

Angela Stations

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Playgroup Promo Photo - 5 (Children with fire hose)

Playgroup Promo Photo - 5 (Children with fire hose)

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Jewel Fishing

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Our communities

We are connected in all sorts of ways to the wider church in Howick & beyond - check out Our Communities