Our Mission is to help people become active, committed followers of Jesus Christ.

People matter to God. And that’s why We’re all about people too. Our beliefs come from the conviction that the Word of God is absolute, authoritative and applicable to us. It’s the story of God revealing Himself to His creation and how though Jesus we are reconciled to God for our rebellion. Our heart is to see people transformed by the grace of God, to the glory and praise of God. And we realise that this happens through preaching and teaching and living the word of God in our lives.

We Believe

  • The whole Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and is the ultimate authority for everything that we believe and practice. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21
  • The sovereign God is one, in three co-equal eternal persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who act together in creation, providence and redemption. Matthew 28:19, Colossians 1: 12-16
  • Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His sacrificial death in our place, His bodily resurrection, His bodily return to heaven and His continuous role representing us before the Father. John 1: 1-14, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:34, 1 Timothy 3:16
  • The Holy Spirit is a Person who has a necessary role in our conversion, our new birth and in setting us apart for God. John 3: 5-7, John 14: 16-18, John 15: 26
  • In His death and resurrection the Lord Jesus Christ took our place, making full payment for our sin. For those who exercise faith in Him, He secures forgiveness, a right relationship with God and everlasting life. Romans3:23-26, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 1:3, 1 Peter 2:24
  • Humankind, originally created for a relationship with God, has become sinful by nature and practice, unable by any personal merit or effort to restore that relationship. Genesis 1:26-31, Romans 3:23, Titus 3:3-7
  • Those who reject the gift of eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ will be eternally separated from God. John 3:36, Revelation 20:11-15
  • Biblically defined marriage as God created it is only between one man and one woman. Matthew 19:4-6, Ephesians 5:31-32, Genesis 2:22-24, Hebrews 13:4
  • Salvation is initiated solely by the grace of God, accomplished through the work of God the Son and applied by the Holy Spirit. It is a free gift accepted by faith and includes a new life, the removal of guilt, being set apart for God and eventual conformity to the character of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 8:28-30
  • Every believer, regardless of social class, ethnicity or gender has direct access to pray to God and to worship Him through the sole mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 10: 34-35, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 2: 16-18, 1 Timothy 2:5
  • Satan is a person, opposed to God and His people, sworn to enslave and destroy the human race; that his ultimate purpose has been brought to nothing by the Lord Jesus Christ. Genesis 3:1-15, Matthew 4:1-11, Revelation 20:10, Colossians 2:15
  • At the end of history all people will be raised from the dead, those who have been made right with God to everlasting life and the others to everlasting punishment. Matthew 25:31-46, John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:10-15
  • The Lord Jesus Christ will personally return for His people and will reign in righteousness. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Revelation 22:12, 17-20
  • Believers’ baptism and the sharing of the Lord’s Supper are a regular and normal expression of Christian faith and fellowship. Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
  • The Church is the company of all who have received new life through faith in Christ, formed by His Spirit into one body, of which He is the Head, and that the Church is commissioned to make disciples of all nations. Ephesians 3: 4-10, Matthew 28: 19-20

It Is Our Vision

  • To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all its aspects with the thousands of residents in the northeast of Adelaide. Acts 1:8
  • To continually welcome all peoples into the fellowship of our church family – worshipping, loving, labouring together in joyous harmony and in prayerful dependence upon God. Acts 2:41-47, Colossians 4:2
  • To be a fellowship where all people, including the hurting, the depressed, the frustrated and the confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance and encouragement. Isaiah 61:1-3, Matthew 5:3-4;11:28
  • To develop people to spiritual maturity; that is, obedience to God’s word and submission of every aspect of their lives to God. Ephesians 4:11-13
  • To equip and encourage every believer to actively engage in works of service through the use of their gifts and talents. 1 Corinthians 12:7; 12:18, Ephesians 4:12
  • To send out many career missionaries and church workers all around the world and empower every person for a personal life mission in the world. Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8
  • To plant other churches nearby and further afield. Acts 14:21-23
  • To promote justice and mercy in our community and to speak out against the evils of society in a Godly manner.Isaiah 1:17, Amos 5:14-15, Mark 6:18

We believe this vision is consistent with what God wants for His church everywhere. It can be achieved here, only as we stand together as church@paravista.

As we are faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ to make this happen, we value the following Christian distinctives as a way to grow in a closer relationship to God.

In themselves, these are good, but they do not save. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. And it’s through His birth, death, resurrection and ascension that this is made possible for us. We are called to believe upon Him for this Salvation. For there is no other name by which men can be saved.

  • A lifestyle that displays love for God and for one’s neighbours as normal for every Christian.
  • Prayer, Bible reading and sound teaching as essential for the spiritual growth of individuals and of the church.
  • Excellence and integrity in all things as honouring to God.
  • The recognition of spiritual gifts and their use for the building up of the church.
  • The ongoing development and appropriate use of leadership gift as vital for maintaining a healthy church.
  • Relationships characterised by unity, flexibility, grace and love as essential to the life of the church.
  • Small group participation as the best means for the growth and care of believers.
  • Cultural relevance in harmony with doctrinal purity.
  • The community that we serve because all the people in it matter to God.
  • The exercise of mercy and the promotion of justice at all levels of the community.

These core values are constant, passionate, biblical core beliefs that drive the ministry.