Our church vision is: Knowing Jesus – Making Jesus known.
We are excited and challenged by our faith and the journey that we are on together. These are some of the things that are important to us:
- Being Bible based and Prayer focussed – We love dynamic Bible teaching that is relevant for everyday life.
- Prayer changes the world – praise, confession and intercession needs to be at the heart of all that we do.
- Being Spirit-led worshippers – We are blessed that as Christians we don’t have to live in our own strength. We have the gift of the Holy Spirit to equip us and guide us as we seek to faithfully follow Christ. We encourage people to explore the rich and varied gifts of the Spirit, including prophecy, healing, speaking in tongues. In corporate worship we see ourselves as a family church with a mix of people in terms of age, race and background; we seek to embrace the best of both traditional and contemporary styles.
- Sharing life – There are many amazing people who come to the church who have experienced God in lots of different ways. Getting to know others, developing friendships, discovering a place where we are accepted and it is safe to be ourselves, is important. We have to make time for this so we encourage people to spend time with others outside of Sunday services.
- Serving – We are privileged that God has given each of us gifts and therefore we have something to offer back to God. We aim to help people discover how they can best serve God and each other.
- Inviting – We believe the best of life comes through knowing Jesus. We don’t exist just for those who already come to church but want to give others the opportunity to experience His love. Each person is special to God and we should make each person feel special and that they can belong to our church family.
- Being Community based – We are located in a particular community. We will seek to bring a positive impact to those that live and work around us through our vibrancy and love for our neighbours.
- Being Kingdom inspired – We experience a ‘holy discontent’ that leads us to work towards Kingdom values.
- This includes supporting Christian missionaries locally and worldwide, confronting evil, challenging injustice and valuing the whole of creation.
What we believe…
1) We believe in the one true and living God, eternally existing and revealed as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He created all things for His glory. He is a God of justice, love and mercy and calls us into relationship with Him to make us whole.
2) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is our supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life, as revealed in the Bible – and that the Bible, being the inspired word of God, is entirely trustworthy.
3) We believe that people are created in the image of God, but that the whole of humanity has fallen from God’s perfect plan and is deserving of God’s perfect judgement.
4) We believe that the Lord, Jesus Christ, died on the cross, taking upon Himself the penalty for our sin. Only through His death and subsequent resurrection is the way open for us to experience, by personal faith in Him, eternal life and salvation from the guilt, power and eternal consequence of sin.
5) We believe that the Holy Spirit enables us to be born again by faith in Christ. He lives in us providing the power to become Christ-like in character and effective in God’s service.
6) We believe that the universal Church is made up of all those who have turned to Christ as Saviour and Lord in repentance and personal faith. Through relationship with God, each Christian is given gifts, through the Holy Spirit, to serve Him and His Church in the world.
7) We believe that the local Church is the committed local gathering of God’s people for the purpose of worship, fellowship, learning, mutual encouragement, service and outreach. The Church is the living expression of Christ’s ministry in the community and each member is gifted to take part in that ministry.
8) We believe that Christ will return, personally and visibly, to this world in power and glory. He will judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end.
9) We believe that Christ instituted the sacraments of Believers’ Baptism and Holy Communion and that they are to be practised by his people.