CCVT's goal is to Build Communities of Hope and Compassion and develop Leaders to lead them. As such, a number of key development indicators have been identified to guide CCVT's efforts in this area.
Building Communities of Hope and Compassion will be demonstrated by a Community that:
- Is actively changing the conversation from a ‘church’ conversation to a mission conversation.
- Has mission as its priority, seeking to be an incarnational ‘contrast’ community and a witness, sign and foretaste of the Kingdom in its neighbourhood.
- Centres its life on the Bible and in particular the New Testament; reading it and discerning from it a picture of God’s Kingdom, the salvation story, and transforming spiritual practices.
- Gathers and grows disciples of Jesus; lifelong learners with a developing spiritual maturity, evidenced by the fruit and gifts of the Spirit, each seeking to operate within the fivefold ministry pattern of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist and Pastor/Teacher of Ephesians 4.
- Is becoming an ‘order of local missionaries’; engaging those who are yet to belong, confident of affirming and translating the story of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ in a variety of ways and contexts.
- Invites accountability to one another; demonstrating the fruit of time spent in supporting and watching out for one another in love.
- Seeks to name where God is at work in their neighbourhood and to join with him there, exhibiting an observable and graceful influence and impact.
- Welcomes the stranger, demonstrating Kingdom hospitality and its message of grace and generosity.
- Sees worship, prayer, discernment and learning as expressions of a gathering and sent Community, propelling people outwards to a watching and waiting world.
- Practices justice and reconciliation as signposts of the Kingdom; revealed by a diversity of age, gender, race, ability and socioeconomic identity, and by being a safe place for all people.
- Actively discerns where God might be nudging a Community to be releasing and nurturing new Communities.