Vision and Values

Malone congregation mission statement

Rooted and grounded in love
Living and growing together

Rooted and grounded in love

The setting of Malone offers us a picture to illustrate Paul’s description of being rooted and grounded in God’s love. Our church building is surrounded by mature trees that offer an oasis at a busy city junction. It is our prayer that, like the mature trees at Malone, everyone in the Church Family at Malone are rooted and grounded in God’s love wherever we may be in life, so we can enjoy or at times withstand, the seasons of life.

We recognise that all that we are and all that we do finds its perfection and fullness in God’s love - an extravagant, generous, unconditional, sacrificial and redeeming love. A love that we discover in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. When we are rooted and grounded in God’s love then we are able to demonstrate that love more fully in all we say and do.

Living and growing together

Malone is a congregation of people who are a Church Family and are made up of all ages and from different backgrounds but we have one thing in common - we all want to know God more and become more like Jesus. We know this is not easy but we are trying to live and grow together in God’s love. We recognise we need the Holy Spirit to give us the power to do this - this is the Spirit of peace and unity.

We live in a busy and sometimes complex culture and society so we also recognise we need Jesus everyday. Jesus taught us to love God with all our heart, our soul, our mind and our strength, and to love our neighbour as ourselves. Even more so Jesus’ command to love our enemies (Luke 6). As we worship and serve God here at the junction of the Lisburn Road, Balmoral Avenue and Stockmans Lane; and in many different places across Belfast, the UK, and indeed the world; and through our professions, family connections and travels, we seek to show others the love of God so they would join us in living and growing together with Jesus. To find out more about our Vision contact the Church Office for a copy of the Congregational Mission Plan 2020-2025

Our Vision

The Ephesians Prayer is a prayer for the Congregation of Malone.

Ephesians 3: 14-21

“…I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in Heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith - that you being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen”

Becoming like Jesus

We are disciples of Jesus, learning how to follow Him everyday. We are discovering God's Word in the Old and New Testament. We are learning to pray like Jesus. We are committed to revealing the generosity of Jesus to all. We are learning to rely upon the Holy Spirit within us.

Being a Church Family

We seek God's presence to enrich our relationships with Him and one another. We value Worship Together on Sundays. We seek opportunities to love and care for each other in prayerful and practical ways. We want to become a church family that gives with gladness and generosity.

Reaching out in love

We want to share the message of Jesus' love and mercy with our community, city and the world. We are prayerfully, actively, financially and sacrificially committed to the mission of God. We are looking for opportunities to service God in our community with Christlike creativity and wisdom.