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Our Core Values (or FIRE Values) are the underlying principles that guide us in making decisions, determining priorities, setting goals, allocating resources, and carrying out programmes.  They are the defining characteristics of Catch the Fire Sydney, as well as Catch the Fire World, and are drawn from biblical teachings.



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Father's Love Revealed to Us Through Jesus Christ

We value knowing God as Father.  Experiencing God as our true Father just like Jesus did will change our lives. Every child of God needs to feel, know, and experience the unconditional, extravagant love of Father God.

John 14:6-13, Luke 15:11-32, Romans 8:35-38


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Intimacy and Hearing God's Voice

We value real, honest, two-way communication with our Heavenly Father.  Every follower of Jesus is designed to be able to communicate with God in a variety of ways and means, however there are many things in our lives that hold us back from really hearing what He desires to say to us. In order for us to be able to enjoy this free gift from Him, we first have to learn how what the voice of God sounds like so that we can distinguish His voice above the other voices in our life.

John 10:3-4, Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, James 1:22


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Restoration of the Heart

We value healing life's hurts.  Our Toronto based Catch the Fire World Founding Pastor John Arnott says, "God loves us as we are, but He loves us too much to leave us the way that we are." He loves us far too much to want us to stay wounded.  Our Father is able to reveal to us issues & hurts that need healing and then heal us! 

2 Corinthians 7:1, 2 Corinthians 3:18, John 16:14, John 15:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:23

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Empowering and Equipping

We value empowering in the anointing.  The anointing is the power of the Holy Spirit for breakthroughs from poverty, brokenness, ill health, and oppression from demonic forces, that takes us into incredible favour. We desire for all to receive these breakthroughs and then to release the anointing to others.

Luke 4:16-21, Luke 9:1-6, Luke 10:1-9


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Multiplication of Leaders

Everyone can be a person of influence, a leader, a disciple for Christ. As we hear God’s voice, receive His unconditional love, deal with our issues, and receive His anointing, we become more like Jesus in character, anointing, and authority. We are commissioned by Him to go out into all the world, give it away and make disciples of all nations.

Matthew 9:35-38, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Timothy 2:2



FUN

Jesus instructs us to be child-like in our faith and joyful in all things!
 

 



 

Statement of Faith

We believe there is one God who lives forever in three persons; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19

We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father and His personal, physical return to rule the earth in power and love.  The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.  John 1:14-18 & 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18


We believe that all mankind are lost in sin and need to turn from it and trust personally in the Saviour, Jesus Christ, all need to be born a new by the Holy Spirit’s power into God’s family.  Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  John 3:5-7 & Ephesians 2:1-10


We believe that the Holy Spirit lives in us as believers and brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control into our lives. He works in and through us with His charismatic gifts.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Galatians 5:22-23 & 1 Corinthians 12:7-11


We believe in the resurrection of every person; to eternal life for the believer and eternal judgement for the lost. Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  Matthew 25:31-46


We believe in unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and seek community together. We want to become more like Him in every way, who is head of His body, the Church. We are called to love Him and one another and are enabled to do this only as His life flows through us.  Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all it’s many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 & Matthew 22:37-40