Transforming Sydney Vision
Our vision is
That Sydney would become a city that honours the Living God above all else;
fearing Him as the just and loving Father,
restoring our friendship and inheritance with Him through Jesus the Son,
and receiving hope and wisdom from the Holy Spirit,
through whose power we will receive blessings and grace in and on our lives and livelihoods.
"You shall have no other gods before me."
"God will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure."
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom"
[Job 28:28,Psalms 111:10,Pro 1:7,Pro 9:10,Pro 15:33]
Vision for the Church
To foster Unity among the body of Christ:
That there is seamless fellowship and cooperation between all
Christians, Christian churches and Christian organisations in the greater Sydney area,
to deliver Christ's message of faith, hope and love to all people in Sydney,
and to provide living witness to this in our daily life in order to give us credibility,
and for Christ's Kingdom to be made manifest in life-changing power and glory here and now.
"That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me."
Then Jesus said to his disciples,
"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."
Vision for the Family
To ensure that the family is the prime focus of society:
To restore God-intended family values;
where a man and a woman commit to each other before God for life,
raise their children with selfless love and discipline,
and children are valued individuals, confident in their parent's love,
and know God's eternal justice and loving mercy.
"Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds;
tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
Vision for the Marketplace
To promote the society:
That the 10 spheres of influence will have Christ-like leadership
that will support and serve the Family, work in partnership with the Church,
and achieve excellence through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in our city.
"Then the King will say to those on his right,
'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance,
the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you visited me.'
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we do these things to you?'
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"
[Mat 25:34-40 paraphrased]
What are these Marketplace spheres or domains of influence?
- Government and Military
- Business (Trade & Finance)
- Law and Justice
- Religion and Philosophy
- Charity and Not for Profit Welfare
- Health and Science
- Media and Entertainment
- Sport and Recreation