Vision & Values

An evangelising church…

Characterised by a heart for the lost and a lifestyle of evangelism, both personal and corporate. Restore the vision for the unadorned, undiluted and unapologetic proclamation of the gospel in our nation.

A growing church…

For growth to be our sustained desire and vision, and the consistent trend and pattern. For most of our growth to come from new converts.

A large church…

There is a need for large churches in the community and nation. They give profile to the gospel, weight to our evangelism, credibility to our prophetic challenge, and they resource our apostolic ventures.

A multicultural church…

We want to be a church for Scottish people impacting the nation of Scotland. But this by definition includes the many other people-groups who live here. A multicultural church: reflects the truth that God’s heart and his salvation is for all nations; enriches the worship and fellowship of the church; gives prophetic challenge and hope to a divided society; and facilitates the apostolic thrust into the nations.

A friendship church…

Friendship before function. Excelling in community and hospitality. For the biblical qualities of love, truthfulness, forgiveness, humility, mutual submission and service to characterise all our relationships.

A passionate church…

To love Jesus with undying passion; to be excited & enthusiastic about God, the gospel & all that we do.

A radical church…

In lifestyle, witness and vision to be radical and uncompromisingly obedient, and never intimidated or watered-down by time, difficulties, our culture, the spirit of the age, or the powers ranged against us.

A relevant church…

Real not religious. Attractive, accessible and meaningful to our time & place, our generation & nation.

A praying church…

Our personal and corporate life characterised by passionate, sacrificial and effective prayer (and fasting).

A worshipping church…

Our personal and corporate life similarly characterised by passionate, creative and anointed worship.

A word church…

The life of the church bible-based in every detail. Preaching the full council of God. Love and knowledge of the word pervading our personal devotions and corporate worship.

A training church…

Taking every opportunity to train all of Gods people for maximum effectiveness in discipleship and service, both here and elsewhere, through systematic and substantial, theological and practical, training.

A leadership church…

Characterised by biblical government and strong leadership. Training, raising-up and releasing leaders for this church and the nation(s). Recognising that while only some hold office, all can/do lead others.

A priestly church…

Everyone a priest – present, participating and contributing; gifted, anointed and ministering. The majority carrying the minority. The whole vision owned by the whole church. Maximum commitment.

A supernatural church…

Supernaturally natural & naturally supernatural. Consistently expecting & experiencing the miraculous.

A serving church…

A lifestyle of willing and sacrificial service and giving to those inside and outside the church.

A prophetic church…

Addressing & impacting church and society in our nation, particularly re philosophy, authority, morality.

An apostolic church…

A heart and vision for, and an involvement with, the nations; in partnership with the apostolic team and the relating churches. To go, to send; to be not only a church for all nations but to all nations.

A base church…

To be a model for, and to support and resource, other churches; sending out prayer, pounds, people, etc.

A planting church…

To reproduce ourselves, planting churches in Edinburgh, the UK, Europe and the world (cf. Acts 1/8).

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    We meet every Sunday at 10.30am at:

    Oaklands School,
    750 Ferry Rd,
    Edinburgh,
    EH4 4PQ
    Capital City Church International