Our Vision

Transforming Lives, Communities and Culture

We see Barton Church as a diverse community on a united mission growing together in following Jesus. As we have prayed and sought God, he has led us to focus on four vision statements to help achieve this goal.

Sunday Gatherings

We see Barton as a community where Sundays are evidently transforming people, as we experience God ministering to us through our worship services.

Everyday Mission

We see Barton as a community with increased engagement of our attenders and members in the everyday mission of the church.

Pastoral Care

We see Barton as a community where people are better cared for and supported through an effective and co-ordinated pastoral strategy.

Multisite Church

We see Barton as a community that is numerically growing at both sites and is beginning to prepare for a third location.

An equipping church

We want to see the majority of the church being equipped to be ‘whole of life’ followers of Jesus in word and deed, wherever God has placed them, who in turn will lead others to follow Jesus.

A growing church

We want to be a growing church, laying foundations to both facilitate further growth, and to make a greater impact on our world.

An impacting church

We want to be a church community that sends people out, transformed by the good news of Jesus, to make a difference in our local area, our nation and our world.

Our congregation

We are a diverse church that values the experiences and input of all of our members, and welcome all ages and backgrounds. As part of our vision, we believe God has called us to specifically focus on reaching families, students and young people. Much of what we do is directed towards this goal, and for it to happen effectively we need the wisdom and skills of all our members, especially those who are mature in their faith and able to disciple and mentor newer Christians.