Our Vision, Mission and Values are best encapsulated in the concept of the ARK – a place of refuge, where the past, present and future are held in sacred trust. The ARK reminds us of the joys and challenges of being a Christian Community, and of our calling to offer all-comers:





The willingness to meet people where they are at.


The promise of a safe place for everyone to explore their faith and experience God’s unconditional love in a life-changing way.


The understanding that living by the teachings of Jesus compels us to help each other cope with the intense pressures of a rapidly changing world.

The Beatitudes of Matthew 5:3–12.

In our efforts to live the teachings of Jesus, we find guidance and comfort in the Beatitudes and their emphasis on kindness and care for others:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.