cultural distinctives

The A2A

Cultural Distinctives

What sets us apart

Cultural distinctives are simply the characteristics that typify who we are. They distinguish who we are and identify what makes us unique. We believe that the Holy Spirit highlighted some distinctives that he wants us at A2A to begin to intentionally focus on. These distinctives will affect our culture, and help create a platform from which the Holy Spirit can launch us into a new season of renewal in our churches. God used this “maverick” spirit in the past to do something new, our hope and prayer is that he can use us again as he did at the beginning.

The Cultural Distinctives:

Innovative Ministry

If we want to see a new and fresh move of the Holy Spirit we must embrace change. Our God is a God who loves to change things and make them new so we will need to have open hearts and minds to what God may want to do in the future. To be innovative we need to be ground breaking in our thinking, be inventive and creative, and have a new pioneering spirit. This will be a challenge to some of us, so let’s be determined not to resist the change God may want to bring. More…

 

Celebrating Uniqueness

We are an inclusive movement. We want to be able to celebrate each other’s uniqueness with enthusiasm recognising that unity is not sameness. Our unity is based on our relationship with Jesus, and as we fall more and more in love with Jesus we are able to have an authentic appreciation of how God is using each one of us to serve His purposes. More…

 

Disciple Making

The last words of Jesus on the planet before he ascended to Heaven were to go into the world “and make disciples”. Discipleship is much more than a programme of teaching opportunities. It is about relationship and walking with someone as we share life together. A true disciple is ultimately recognised by their commitment to kingdom values. More…

 

Healthy Leadership

Our mission statement says we will “raise enduring leaders”. We live at a time in history when young men and women are burning out in ever increasing numbers. The culture of our day is more dysfunctional than ever, so the complexity of people’s lives is in many cases bringing about a sense of overwhelming failure for many leaders. We will continue to work at developing a mentoring programme with the focus on who the leader is. More…

 

Spirit Empowered Mission

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is highly valued as a normal and desired experience for the Christian in our churches. We must maintain this as a value and remind our people that the purpose of being baptised in the Holy Spirit was to empower us to do mission. Being led by the power of the Holy Spirit, and functioning in the power of the Holy Spirit in a God honouring way as we do mission enterprise adds a dynamic to the way we serve that defies the resistance of this anti-theist age. More…

 

Walking in Humility

The nature of our humanity creates a competitiveness that destroys authentic community, and isolates many leaders and congregants leaving them feeling defeated, devalued, and a failure. There is something in all of us that makes us want to be “at the top of the pile”. Humility is having our strengths in submission to God so that they are always under control. We want to be a movement that is known as one without a competitive spirit so that everyone wherever they are in their spiritual journey can feel accepted. More…

We would love for you to become a part of the A2A.

Phone: 1300 093 712

Email: info@A2A.org.au