St Alfred's is an Anglican Church in the evangelical tradition
with a lively contemporary worship style and a great heart for mission. Our weekly public services range from a smaller Wednesday liturgical service, to a busy and full all-age Sunday gathering at 10am, to our lively Sunday 6pm evening service.
Our two Great Commitments are God and People (Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34)
These commitments find their expression in these 8 values:
Christ: We value bringing honour to Christ. We value the saving work of Christ that has brought the church into existence. We believe that our life as individuals and as a community is based on the new life we have in Christ. Christ is the Head of the church. We value Christ as our model of how we should live our lives.
Spirit: We value being led by God’s Holy Spirit. We value the Holy Spirit’s work in drawing people to faith, growing them in godliness, giving spiritual gifts, inspiring expressions of creativity, and growing the number of people being released into ministry. We value the Holy Spirit’s inspiration of our corporate worship. We value the Holy Spirit’s direction in areas of prayer, guidance and healing.
Bible: We value the Bible as God’s Word. We value the regular exposition and application of the Bible. We value being trained to read and teach the Bible so that it is made intelligible and applicable to our whole lives.
Worship: We value the worship of God personally and corporately. We value services that use our Anglican heritage creatively to honour God and inspire us to serve him. We value a range of contemporary services designed to attract people of all ages.
Prayer: We value prayer and see it as the foundation of all the ministries and activities of our church. We believe that God hears and answers prayer and will grow us in godliness as we pray. We value prayer ministry as an expression of God’s compassion and healing.
People: We value the equipping and releasing of people into ministry and mission. We value seeing individuals use their gifts so that the whole church is strengthened. We value the opportunities to use our gifts in small mid-week groups, in the wider community and in Sunday worship services.
Mission: We value introducing people to Jesus. We value sharing the truth that forgiveness, hope for the future and a new life in the present are all available in Jesus. We value showing the love of God through word, spirit and deed and looking for creative ways of incorporating people into the Christian community. We value working with other churches and Christian groups in local and overseas mission.
Community: We value belonging to a Christian community where we are known, cared for, nurtured in our faith and enjoy authentic friendship. We value having a community where we can use our gifts, serve one another and love one another. We value belonging to mid-week small groups where we experience this.
Our values are not meant as a doctrinal statement. The Creeds (Nicene, Apostles’ and Athanasian) and the Thirty-Nine Articles (all published in A Prayer Book For Australia) provide clear statements about our beliefs in the Trinity, sin, grace, salvation and sacraments.