Here we invite you to read more about Fusion's unique values and priorities.
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Worship & engagement in intimacy with God.
Worship & engagement in intimacy with God.
Intimacy with God is the reason we were created : to love Him, worship Him, know Him and be known by Him. It is the first thing we do and is found in our mission, vision, values, practices, priorities and life. There is no greater calling than worship.
The church is healthy, spiritual family.
God, who has existed in eternity as a family made up of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, has called us into family. As children, both sons and daughters, we enjoy inheritance from Him. We are called the "bride of Christ", signifying a covenant family. We move in alignment with spiritual mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. In family is where we find our calling and our sense of belonging.
(Psalm 68:5,6; Genesis 12:3; John 8:34-36; Ephesians 2:19; Galatians 3:26-29; Romans 8:14-17
Powerful relationships in a culture of honor.
The kingdom is demonstrated in the context of relationships. We establish people in kingdom identity, helping them to see themselves as God sees them. This is done within the culture of honor where we treat people from the perspective of Heaven and keep healthy boundaries to ensure life flows. We own our messes and clean them up and empower people to do the same. Bearing burdens, encouraging and seeing others better than ourselves are all part of this. Life is lived together!
(1 Peter 2:17; 1 Thess. 5:3,17; Romans, 12:10, 13:7; John 5:44; Genesis 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 12:23-24)
Risk & Faith
We celebrate risk and acts of faith whether they result in a positive outcome or not. In this we are following Hebrews 11, where many did not see the promise come true, but were enshrined for their expression of faith. Excellence is not perfection, but bringing your best in a moment to a people and situation. We are constantly learning and are not looking for zero defects, but growth and learning, like a research and development team.
(Matthew 17:20; Mark 10:25–27; John 15:7; 1 Corinthians 6:9–11; Psalm 103:1–7; Luke 1:34–37, Hebrews 11; Revelation 12:10,11; 19:10)
Supernatural Kingdom Ministry as the Norm
Healing, spiritual gifts, dreams, angelic visitations and the like are all normal expressions of life in the kingdom. Super (supra in Latin), simply means “more”. The supernatural is our “more natural state”. We make room for it in our gatherings, our relationships, our thoughts and our plans. The Holy Spirit has come to release His gifts amongst us and we value that at every gathering and in our daily interactions with God’s world!
(John 10:10; Luke 18:1–8, 11:1–13, 12:31–32; Acts 1:4, 2:1–4, 4:23–31; John 14:12–14; Acts 2:17–18; Luke 9:1–2; Mark 16:15–18; Acts 5:12–16; John 20:21–23; 1 Corinthians 2:4–5; John 17:18; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; Matthew 28:18–19, 5:14–16; Luke 10:1–9; Matthew 4:23, 12:15, 14:14, 24–33; Luke 9:11; Acts 10:38; Psalm 103:3–4; Acts 3:1–10; James 2:14–18; Mark 10:46–52; Matthew 9:27–38)
Engagement through the Word as a gift of life and a connection for relationship.
Truth, which is not applied is of no value. John Wimber used to say, “The meat is in the street” in response to the question about the “meat of the Word.” It is the doing of the word that leads to great obedience. We value the scriptures because, within them, they point to Christ and all study of scripture should lead to a deeper encounter with Jesus. We value the scriptures as a tool to renew our thinking and challenge our experiences. They give us a foundation to build on, not to be limited by. They give boundaries so that our theological reflection and practice is a river, not a swamp.
(John 5:39–40; 2 Timothy 3:15–17; Matthew 4:4; 2 Corinthians 3:15–18; James 1:22–25; Ephesians 5:25–27; Psalm 119:11; Luke 24:13–35; 2 Timothy 3:15–17; Matthew 22:29; John 8:31–32; 2 Thessalonians 2:13–15; 2 Peter 1:16–21; Proverbs 30:5–6; Psalm 119:160; Matthew 4:1–11; John 5:37–47; Luke 24:25–32; John 1:14, 14:9–11; Colossians 1:15–20, 2:9; Hebrews 1:1–3; 2 Peter 1:16–21, Romans 10:17)
Generosity and Prosperity as a Lifestyle.
We are to prosper, even as our soul prospers. Generosity and good stewardship in all of our life reflects and releases health - physically and financially. As we gather and grow, we are to be a people so in touch with the resource of God that we affect the economic outlook and zeitgeist of a region. We are not limited by physical resource, because with God, nothing is impossible!
(James 1:17; Psalm 103:1–5; John 3:16; Ephesians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 8:9, 9:8; Acts 14:17; Matthew 7:7–11; Luke 15:11–32
Psalm 65:9–13; Deuteronomy 28:1–14, 7:9; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:3, 7–8; James 1:5; Acts 20:35; Mark 12:41–43, Luke 6:38; Isaiah 58:6–12; Proverbs 11:25; Acts 2:43–47; Philippians 4:17–19; 1 Timothy 6:17–19; Luke 18:29–30, 19:1–10
Acts 4:32–37; 2 Corinthians 9:10–13; Romans 2:4; 2 Kings 6:22–23; Luke 9:12–17; Philippians 4:15–16; Matthew 5:16;Ephesians 5:25; James 1:19; Proverbs 31:16–19; Mark 7:9–13; 2 Corinthians 8:14; 1 Timothy 5:4; John 3:16–18; Leviticus 19:9–10; Proverbs 13:22Luke 21:1–4; 2 Corinthians 8:1–4; Luke 6:30–36, 10:30–37; 2 Samuel 24:24–25; Romans 8:32; Mark 9:41)
Reverential Stewardship of all life and relationships.
Nothing is ours, for from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. Our task is to steward our relationships, our families, our family of families, our gifts, talents, passions, ministries, our communities and all of life itself.
Our stewardship is rooted in a deep relationship, knowing that we are co-regents under the aegis of our Father. It is expressed in this truth, that one day all of our leadership and stewardship will be placed down before the Lamb who will be crowned the ultimate King and Lord. We treat everyone and every situation as a gift to partner with God in seeing that person or situation grow deeper in the kingdom because of our interactions.
This is why we evangelize and seek to be agents of reconciliation, helping everyone come home to the Father. We must win for the Lamb the reward of His sufferings!
(Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 11:36; Matthew 10:8; Luke 9:2, 10:9; 2 Timothy 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:11; John 3:16,17; John 3:8; Genesis 1:26,27)