To know Christ, to help others know him, and to encourage all to fulfil their God-given potential.
To be a church led by the Holy Spirit, committed to providing opportunities and encouragement for people of all ages to see the fulfilment of God’s purpose in their lives.
Our logo is a cross, superimposed with a circle of linked hands, their colours indicating many races and cultures. It symbolises Christ having no hands but our hands for his work on earth. As he touches our lives we reach out to each other with love and acceptance.
A Christian Church
Lynfield was a very new community in the 1960s. Lynfield Community Church was founded in 1967 at the time negotiations for Church Union were taking place. It was a joint venture of the Anglican Church, Associated Churches of Christ, the Congregational Union, the Methodist Church and the Presbyterian churches.
Eventually, it became an agreement between the Anglicans, Methodists, but on the clear understanding that it was a church where we are Christian and do not identify it any more than that. The LCC is accountable to the Anglican and Methodist churches on behalf of the others.
Working in the Community
As the years went by – we have had alternating Anglican and Methodist ministers in 5 year periods – we needed to enlarge the church, at the same time changing from a traditional pattern of seating to more contemporary one, which gave a more inclusive feel. We often don’t know what denominational background our friends come from, and we simply work together for all that our church stands for in the community.
The Church Council is a group of baptised, committed Christian members who manage the life and resources of the church. We have an Annual Meeting in which the Council report to the parish what has happened over the past year. The Church Council is responsible to the local church and partner church courts for the financial affairs, historic records, roll of members, and generally the life and work of the local church supporting those who carry that work out.