MTC Mission, Vision, Values

MTC Mission Statement

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Mission:

Our mission is to facilitate opportunities for life-changing encounters with the living God of the Bible.

And we are committed to doing so in the best possible way, and without concern or hurt for any of the people we deal with. We know that despite our best efforts, we are not perfect and that we can always do better. Accordingly, we value complaints and feedback and recognise that effective complaint handling will benefit our stakeholders, our reputation and our administration. We affirm that complaints can highlight weaknesses in our programs, policies and service delivery, and stimulate us to improve our operations. We also affirm that good complaint handling will reassure stakeholders that we are committed to resolving problems, improving relations and building loyalty, improving our accountability and transparency.

Vision:

Our vision is that Mt Tamborine Conference Centre will be widely recognised throughout Australia as unrivalled in both location and delivery of exceptional life–enriching experiences through:

  • High-quality Bible teaching
  • Tranquil camping opportunities
  • Exceptional purpose-built facilities catering for a variety of community needs
  • An engaging and welcoming MTCC community throughout the precinct
  • A variety of interactive, all age programs catering for various community sectors
  • A focus on world mission as a means of global transformation

Values:

Mount Tamborine Convention is committed to the deepening of the spiritual life in individuals and church communities through the careful exposition and application of Scripture, with an emphasis on the following themes:

Lordship of Christ
To encourage submission to the Lordship of Christ in all areas of personal and corporate living;

Transformation by Word and Spirit
To encourage active obedience to God’s Word through a dependency upon the indwelling and fullness of the Holy Spirit for life-transformation and effective living;

Evangelism and Mission
To provoke a strong commitment to evangelism and mission in Australia and worldwide;

Whole-life Discipleship
To stimulate the discipling and training of people of all ages in godliness, service and sacrificial living, equipping them to participate in the mission of God in every area of life;

Unity
To provide a practical demonstration of evangelical unity across denominations and across generations;

Marriage and Family
To model and teach Christian marriage as biblically defined in a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman, and to encourage people of all ages to express biblical values in sexuality and family life.

Our Unity:

Mount Tamborine Convention with the Keswick movement worldwide has adopted a key Pauline statement to describe its gospel inclusivity: ‘for you are all one in Christ Jesus’ (Gal 3:28). The Convention works with evangelicals from a wide variety of church backgrounds, on the understanding that they share a commitment to the essential truths of the Christian faith as set out in our statement of belief.

All who speak on behalf of Mount Tamborine Convention are asked to display sensitivity and generosity of spirit on the wide range of issues where evangelicals, in good conscience, hold a variety of opinions. Founded on our unity in Christ and our shared understanding of evangelical truth, we expect those who minister among us to expound scripture with clarity and faithfulness, but respectfully ask them not to use the Convention platform to campaign for particular positions on secondary issues. Recognising that Scripture allows for legitimate difference on such matters (Romans 14: 1-15: 13), we lay these aside for the purpose of our ministry together.

Our Work Together:

We are committed to Christ-like relationships of honesty, generosity and integrity in all areas of our work together. We want our relationships to be governed by fundamental Biblical imperatives- 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 (NIV).

  • 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

These Biblical imperatives include:

The dignity and worth of all human beings – Genesis 1:26-27 (NIV)

  • 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
  • 27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

A willingness to forgive and restore broken relationships – Colossians 3: 13 (NIV)

  • 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Mutual help, encouragement and support – 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV)

  • 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

Openness, integrity and honesty in speech and behaviour – Ephesians 4: 15 (NIV)

  • 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

A commitment to one another through sacrificial service – Galatians 5: 13 (NIV)

  • 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

A commitment to team work, serving under the guidance of the designated team leader – Hebrews 13: 17 (NIV)

  • 17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

The centrality of prayer, seeking God’s grace for all aspects of our relationships and ministries – Ephesians 6: 18 (NIV)

  • 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Our Witness:

As a matter of Christian integrity and consistency, all aspects of our work must reflect gospel values, so that our witness to Jesus Christ is commended, not compromised.
Because of our reputation as a Christian organisation and ministry, all staff, visitors and members of the public with whom we have contact can expect to be treated in ways which reflect the values we have articulated above.
Since our speakers, staff members and volunteers often have contact with churches and Christian agencies in Australia and overseas, we expect anyone representing the organisation to maintain biblical standards of speech, behaviour and lifestyle that commend the faith that we profess.”