WHO WE ARE
We are a family of churches and ministries called 'Every Nation' serving more than 500 churches in over 70 nations. There are EN churches Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra.
WHY WE EXIST?
To honour God and establish Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation.
To honour God.
Our starting point is the honour of God. Our goal is to honour God. Our motive is to honour of God. The chief end of Victory is to “honour Him and enjoy Him forever.” This is foundational for understanding why we do what we do. It is all about Him, not us.
To establish churches and campus ministries.
We are a church that is called to plant new churches and campus ministries that reach every major college and university and every major city in Australia.
Every Nation churches and campus ministries are to be centered on Jesus Christ, not for any man, doctrine or experience to take center stage.
17He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.
(Colossians 1:17, 18)
Every Nation churches and campus ministries welcome and celebrate the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to empower us to live lives that honor God and become effective witnesses to our community.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Every Nation churches and campus ministries are to demonstrate Christ to the community and culture that they’re in.
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
“He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’”
19“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
HOW WE BUILD?
Everything we do at Every Nation is built around our four core values.
Engage our culture and community
Because lost people are valuable to God, we must intentionally and strategically engage on culture and communities.
10While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples.11When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
(Colossians 1:17, 18)
Establish spiritual foundations
Because foundations are essential for spiritual growth, we must establish solid biblical foundations at the start of our spiritual journey.
38Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 40With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
Equip every member to minister
Because every member is called to be a minister, we must equip all believers in basic ministry skills. God’s word is the ultimate equipping tool.
11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Empower all disciples
Because Jesus expect all disciples to make disciples, we must not only equip them, but also empower them to make disciples.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
WHAT WE BELIEVE?
We adopt the following Statement of Faith, as agreed upon by the National Association of Evangelicals:
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative
Word of God.
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death
through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to
the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and
4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose
indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
6. We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of
7.We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the
resurrection of damnation.
8. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We also embrace and adopt the Nicene Creed of AD325 and Chalcedon Creed of AD451.