Marantha

About Us

Six words

Our Community is founded on six words given to us by God. These principles guide how we live and approach the work God calls us to do.

Unity

Jesus wants us to be unified, that is His prayer for us (John 17:20-21).

We live in a world of divisions – divided families, divided societies, divided nations. As the family of God we are called to be different, to live as one. When we are united under Christ's headship there is peace, reconciliation and healing.

In this Community we come from all Christian denominations to pray and serve together, celebrating our oneness in Jesus.

Renewal

Jesus brings radical transformation. His challenge is “Behold, I make all things new.” (Rev. 21:5).

We desperately need to see Christ's transforming power in ourselves and our society. We need to overcome our fear of change. We endeavour to embrace, live and proclaim the truth of the radical gospel, believing that God is calling His people to change. He wants us to encounter him, to experience a new freedom through His Holy Spirit. This is the freedom to give and receive love.

Healing

Healing is simply putting right what is wrong. Jesus offers us personal righteousness - a right relationship with God - and from this all relationships in our lives are healed. As Christians our mission is to be healed and to be instruments of healing. The hope of healing is the message of the Bible.

Simplicity & Poverty

The simplicity of Jesus is profound. He cuts through the complications of our lives and points us to the bedrock truth of His gospel.

Society tells us to scramble up the ladder of power, wealth and popularity. Jesus tells us that when we go to the bottom of the ladder we meet the poor, rejected and marginalised. We meet Him.

We believe that “unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 18:3). Jesus' command to us is simple “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Love your neighbour as yourself.” (Matt 22:37).

We are a community of ordinary people. We pray for each other every day. We walk in faith, and have no source of income other than gifts. We depend on God, endeavouring to present the truth of the radical gospel.

Urgency

Our walk is one of balance, between prayer and action, between sitting and running.

We see the threat to society of false gods, secular humanism, the abandonment of God's ways. The Church and Christian faith are under serious assault and the foundations of western society are collapsing.

God promises “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear them from heaven and heal their land.”
(2 Chron 7:14)

All the aspects of our Community are our response to this urgent need.

Words given to our Community...

“There is no doubt that God has raised up Maranatha ‘for such a time as this’.”

Campbell McAlpine
Teacher and evangelist who recently died

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