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ABOUT US

VISION & MISSION

'Helping People Be Like Christ'

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'To Love and Serve Passionately'

WHAT WE DO

Life transformation is the heart beat of what we do and the reason for our existence. Our ultimate passion and delight is to see Christ formed in the heart of everyone we meet. This is exciting to us and by God's grace we hope to achieve this through the vision He has given us. 

OUR COMMUNITY

The heart to serve comes from God's love for all, and the Lord's instruction to love your neighbour as yourself.

 
OUR STORY

We are a non-denominational church in Canterbury, with a passion to extend the love of Christ to everyone in our local community and beyond.

It all started when God spoke to our senior pastor, "I commission you today the 25th of June 2015, to the work of ministry. You will be my hands and my legs. Where I say go, you will go and what I say do, you will do".

 

Pastor King and Chizzy James were instructed by God to move to Canterbury by faith to pioneer this work. Although our vision and mission were initially received by one man - Pastor King James, he also received clear instructions from God to build and lead Favour House Church with a team of passionate leaders and willing volunteers. 

As a community church, our ultimate passion and delight are to love and serve people. We have the mandate to help people become like Christ in every aspect of life. Our goal is to equip, empower, and mobilize people to make a kingdom impact outside the walls of Favour House Church.

Life transformation is the heartbeat of what we do and teach, it is our ultimate passion and delight. As a church, our purpose of existence is to see Christ formed in the heart of everyone we meet. This is exciting to us and by God's grace, we hope to achieve this through the vision He gave us. 

 
GROWING SPIRITUALLY

Church is so much more than weekly Sunday services.

It’s about connecting with other people, growing in faith together, and building a strong foundation for your family.

Our goal is to help people believe in Jesus, belong to His family, become a disciple of Jesus, and participate in building God's kingdom.

We want everyone to experience what God has for them and to realising their individual calling.

 

Statement of Faith

Doctrines and Articles of Belief

 

The Bible (Scriptures):

  • We believe that all Scripture is inspired by God and is the revelation of God to man and the authoritative foundation of our faith and conduct. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

 

One God (The Godhead/Trinity):

  • We believe in the One True God who has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM”. He is the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind.  He also further reveals Himself as embodying the principles of relationship shown in the trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4-9; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19; Eph 2:18, 4:4-7) 

    1. God the Father: is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He created the universe in love. He created man in His fulfilled state for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.

    2. God the Son: Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him, all things were made. For man’s redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures—God and man—in one person.

    3. God the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

The deity of Jesus Christ:

  • We believe that Christ is the visible image of the invisible God, He is the eternal Son of God and the embodiment of the Godhead. (Col 1:15-19, 2:9; John 1:1-5, 14-18). We believe:

    • His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23-25; Luke 1:30-35)

    • His sinless life (Heb. 7:26-28; 1 Peter 2:22-23)

    • His miracles (John 3:2; Acts 2:22; 10:38)

    • His redeeming work on the cross - divine exchange (1 Cor 15:3; 2 Cor 5:21; Acts 4:10-12)

    • His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:46-47; 1 Cor. 15:4)

    • His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1-3)

    • His Lordship (Acts 10:34-36; Rev. 1:4-5)

 

Sin (The Fall of Man):

  • We believe mankind was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”.  However, mankind by voluntary transgression fell (Sinned) and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Gen 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom 5:12-19)

 

The Salvation of Man:

  • We believe that Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. We (mankind) are saved by God's grace through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom 3:23-26; John 3:13-18; Eph 2:8-10; Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7)

  • We also believe that evidence of Salvation is the inward direct witness of the Spirit (Rom 8:14-16). The outward evidence that people can see is a life of God's righteousness and holiness filled with love for mankind. (Eph 4:21-24; 5:1-2, 8-10; Titus 2:11-14)

 

 

Sanctification:

  • We believe that sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication unto God (Rom. 12:1, 2; 1 Thess. 4:23; Heb. 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14).  By the power of the Holy Spirit, we can obey the command to “Be ye holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15, 16). Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 6:1-11, 13; 8:1, 2, 13; Gal. 2:20 Phil. 2:12, 13; 1 Peter 1:5).

 

 

The Church:

  • We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfilment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the First-born, whose names are written in heaven (Eph. 1:22-23; Eph 2:21-22; Heb. 12:23).

 

 

The Ministry:

  • We believe that every follower of Jesus Christ has been divinely called and scripturally ordained to the Lord’s ministry of reconciliation. And this ministry (service) has a two-fold purpose:

    1. The evangelization of the world - Preaching the good news of the Lord’s mercy and grace (Rom 10:13-15; Luke 24:46-47; Mark 16:15-20)

    2. The edifying and building of the Body of Christ - Loving and serving one another (Eph. 4:11-13; 1 Corinthians 3:10; 2 Corinthians 12:19; John 13:12-17)

 

The Holy Communion:

  • We believe that the Lord’s Supper is to be observed regularly as enjoyed in the Scriptures, in remembrance of what the Lord has done for us. It is a constant reminder and a memorial of the Lord work on the cross (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).

  • The Lord’s Supper consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine – is the symbol expressing of our sharing in the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of His Suffering and death (1 Cor. 11:26) until He comes again.

 

 

Divine Healing:

  • We believe that divine healing is an integral part of the gospel that our Lord preached and so we do. Deliverance from sickness and demonic oppression has been bought through the atonement (the crucifixion of Christ Jesus on the cross) and it is available for all who believes (Is. 53:4-5, Matt 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; Is. 53:6-12).

 

 

The Blessed Hope:

  • We believe in the second coming of Christ which includes the rapture of the saints, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zech. 14:5; Matt. 24:27-31; Rev. 1:7; 19:11-16; 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezek. 37:21-22; Zeph. 3:19-20; Rom. 11:26-28) and the establishment of universal peace (Isa. 11:6-9; Psa. 72:3-8; Micah. 4:1-4)

 

The Final Judgment:

  • We believe in the final judgment in which Christ Jesus will judge every man according to their works on earth. And those whose names are found not written in the Book of Life will be thrown into the lake of fire - which is the second death (John 5:27-29; Rev 20:11-15; 21:8).

 

Our Eternal Hope:

  • We believe in God's promise of a new body for us, a new Heaven and a New Earth. The holy city where God will finally live among us (his people) and wipe away every tear from our eyes making all things new through Christ Jesus (Rom 8:18-24; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 2 Peter 3:11-13; Rev. 21:1-7).