Vision & Culture

Our vision

Every aspect of Essex transformed by the creative genius of God’s radical love, from generation to generation.

Our identity

A family of believers pursuing God’s heart to transform Essex in all sections of society.

Family

  • We’re sons and daughters of God
  • Brothers & sisters and Mums & Dads to one another and Essex

Lovers of God

  • Receiving God's Love
  • Pursuing His love
  • Being His love

Our culture

Loving

Love is our foundation, motivation and goal

Dependent

On the Holy Spirit and God’s Word

Relational

Not hierarchical or positional

Trusting

Of one another

Faith-filled

Believing for the miraculous and the impossible

Mature

Living as God intended

Honouring

Mutual submission to gift, call and anointing

Encouraging

We lift up and cheer on

Free

All are empowered to contribute

Diverse

All are significant and respected

Distinctive

Only through God and for God

Open

Listening to one another and welcoming feedback

Foundational prophetic words

Carl Wills

God says, ‘I am going to transform the reputation by which Essex is known.’

Paul Manwaring

‘Be Boudacious’ – in the spirit of Queen Boudica who refused to be subject to occupying forces in this region nor to be defined by shame.

Jules Loveland

Generational legacy is in his heart, not a vision that rises and fades; the transforming power of Essex will be us conformed to his love and loving Essex his way; develop strategic relationships and partnerships; bring those whose sphere of influence is a key area of the community together; find the spiritual Mums and Dads who can support and input to the journey; Essex needs to be given back its heavenly identity; it is a culture internal and external and not activity alone, that will transform Essex.