We are a church family grounded in the Word of God that exists to serve and glorify God in Jesus Christ as we actively seek to encourage others, young and not so young, know His love and grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through the regular study of the Scriptures.
In the light of this, we also seek in our regular life to welcome others into this fellowship with God and with His people gathered in Kilkenny. We do this by regular outreach through activities such as evangelistic Bible Studies, Youth Work, Door-to-Door and Ministries of Mercy to contact people through felt needs to reach their core spiritual needs.
Our vision for the people of God is that:
We may magnify God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit, in true worship.
We may know a sense of belonging as members of God’s family.
We may grow toward maturity as we study and apply God’s Word to life.
We may be equipped to serve the Lord in a Christian ministry according to the gifts
each one has received.
We may go to the world on His mission.
Godʼs challenge for His people is to embody the love, grace and truth of Jesus Christ. That means nurturing a different culture, or ethos, than that which prevails outside His church. It means seeking and building relationships in which we consider othersʼ needs above our own. It means re-imagining our lives in the context of Godʼs overarching story. It means creating and inventing; serving and caring; knowing and being known. It means making a commitment to your community— not only your church family, but your friends and neighbours in the area where you live and work.
That is the vision and call that guides Kilkenny Presbyterian Church. Itʼs a radical proposition that is as countercultural today as it was 2,000 years ago, and one that is impossible to fulfill without the transcendent power of God in Jesus Christ. Fortunately, He is alive, active, and dedicated to working through churches to transform our world, and bring hope and healing to broken, hurting people and communities.
'This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.'
1 John 5:11-13