Vision and Values

VISION

OUR FUTURE DESIRED REALITY

“To see international students transformed by the good news of Jesus so that they fully engage with the mission of the church in the world.”

MISSION

OUR OVERARCHING TASK

“To work with the church to communicate the good news of Jesus to international students in both word and deed and in whole life cross-cultural discipleship.”

VALUES

The Values Underpinning All that we do

Prayer

Prayerful dependence on God for everything we need to fulfil our mission

Gifting & Potential

Giving all staff the opportunity to use their unique God-given gifts to their full potential

Least Reached Priority

Giving priority to people groups with the least opportunity to hear the gospel in their own countries

Servanthood

Servanthood, openness, consultation and mutual commitment in all our relationships

Caring

Caring for the whole person

Cultures

Giving generous respect to all cultures and aiming for cross-cultural sensitivity at all points

Church

The vital role of the local church in sharing the gospel with the nations

Partnership

Co-operation and partnership that honours others and gets more done than we would alone

Bible

The Bible as our authority, source of teaching and model of ministry

The mission of Lansdowne Church is served so well by the overlapping vision and values of Friends International. We need Friends International to keep us true to the Biblical vision of the gospel to the nations.”

Peter Baker, Senior Pastor at Lansdowne Church, Bournemouth