We do not have a formal ‘statement of faith’, but we very much adhere to the statements made below as a way of living out our lives in accordance with God’s will. We are a member of the Evangelical Alliance and hold to their 'Basis of Faith' statement as a more traditional list of adherence and beliefs. The EA also have something they call the 'Evangelical Relationships Commitment,' and to this, we also hold.
LOVED: "Love one another as I have loved you." – John 15:12
Every one of God’s children is a precious individual made in His image. As our creator, God rightfully requires all people everywhere to know, love, and honour Him … and that includes loving one another.
EQUIPPED: "My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ." – Colossians 2:2
We celebrate the diversity and power of people, ideas and cultures and together aim to use these to bring all that God has in mind. God’s intent is to bring the whole church family to maturity and to become a living model of God’s heart, affecting society and the nations at large. We work to gain understanding and wisdom and to grow our knowledge and skills. We help each other by sharing in teaching, discussion and encouragement.
EMPOWERED: "God's Way is not a matter of mere talk; it's an empowered life." – 1 Corinthians 4:20
We are empowered to live in that freedom by the Holy Spirit. He empowers us to find our identity in Christ, He lives within us, keeps us company, teaches us, strengthens us and enables us grow. We know that we are accepted and loved by God.
DEVOTED: "May he keep us centred and devoted to Him, following the life path he has cleared, watching the signposts, walking at the pace and rhythms he laid down." – 1 Kings 8:58
We are a community of people who wholeheartedly want to make God’s desires, plans and purpose our priority. We believe that we can all enjoy a close personal relationship with the Lord. We encourage one another to deepen this relationship by investing time purely to concentrate on Him, learn from the Bible, listen and act on what He has to say.
SENT: Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations. " – Matthew 28:18
Our vision is to be positive influences: bringing grace, truth and light to our families, neighbourhoods, workplaces, schools and colleges. We recognise every sphere of daily work as an opportunity to serve God and to share Jesus with others. We work in many different sectors and jobs and aim to pray for and support one another in our work and studies.
Further explanation of our logo can be found in the videos below. We hope you enjoy them!
(We haven't forgotten about 'Sent', this runs through the four videos as an outworking of each one.)