Purpose

We are an independent evangelical church whose purpose is to make disciples of Jesus Christ among English-speaking people in Hong Kong.

 

Practice

In order to help us fulfil our purpose the following framework helps us express our commitment to the discipleship of each member.

  • KNOWING GOD

We want everyone to be clear on the basics of the Christian faith and to continue getting to know Christ better through his Word.  This ‘knowing’ ought to be at the heart of all we do and should be obvious in our lives.

  • GROWING TOGETHER

We aim to grow and mature in our faith both individually and collectively.  This means each member loving and caring for one another and using their gifts for God’s glory and the common good.

  • GOING INTO THE WORLD

We must be active in evangelism, reaching out to people in Hong Kong and beyond with the good news about Jesus.  This will mean intentionally demonstrating the love of Christ in acts of love and mercy.  Together and personally we will take and make opportunities to spread the gospel.

 

Principles

We want our church to be shaped and formed by the following principles, which we believe to be vital to the health of a church.

God’s Word – We want God’s Word to be at the heart of everything we do together, not just in theory but also in practice (James 1v22).  This means that in our church services, small groups, youth ministry, evangelism and discipleship, you can expect to hear God’s Word read, explained and discussed.

Training and equipping – As a church, we encourage all Christians to use their God-given gifts to build up those around them and serve for God’s glory.  This means we are committed to giving members of the congregation opportunities to serve and also grow in their gifts, according to their ability, through appropriate training and feedback (2 Timothy 1v6).

Fellowship – We believe that God shows his glory in our world through bringing people together in Christ from many different cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities.  We have a unique opportunity to live this out at Ambassador and therefore encourage people to meet up with one another informally and in small groups, especially with those beyond our usual social circles.  This enriches the individual and helps us to fulfill Christ’s command in John 13v35 – that the world will recognize us as Christ’s disciples through our love for one another.

The gospel – We want to be gospel-centered.  This means focusing on the person and work of Christ and especially how Christ fits into God’s great plan of redemption and the future new creation as revealed in the Bible.  As Christians, a focus on the gospel will keep us from being sidetracked.  It also keeps us focused on reaching those who do not yet know Christ with the good news of his love and forgiveness.  We want to make the most of our networks of friends, family and work colleagues to introduce others to him.

Music and singing – We want to encourage congregational singing as part of our corporate worship.  Led by capable musicians, we aim to choose songs with rich lyrics and melodies that enable everyone to sing (Colossians 3v17).

Prayer – Prayer is integral to the times we meet together.  We have a monthly prayer meeting that aims to gather the church to pray corporately.  This acknowledges that our reliance is on God alone and that nothing of eternal value can be achieved without him.  We believe God delights to use the prayers of his people to grow his kingdom (James 5v16).