Who We Are
We are affiliated to the BUGB, share the declaration of principle, have our own constitution, open membership and all who profess a faith in our Lord Jesus Christ are welcome at our communion table. We believe in Believers Baptism although this is not a requirement for membership.
Discipleship is the journey a Christian takes towards the heart of God’s love. It is about the whole of our life as a response to Jesus. Everything that a Christian does and believes should be an act of discipleship as we seek to grow more Christ-like every day.
Discipleship is about living with the hope and expectation that God is going to reform our character. It involves a deliberate decision to respond to God. Actively, and positively, living in fellowship with other Christians. Learning what it means to live as Kingdom people. Allowing the Fruit of the Spirit to grow in us. Rooting ourselves in the Word through regular Bible reading and study.
Discipleship is not an option, or a course. It is a life long commitment to following Jesus and making ourselves available to serve God.
Fellowship is friendly association with other Christians. It means choosing Christians to be your companions, and looking for opportunities to share your journey of faith with each other.
Fellowship unites us, one to another, by common beliefs, purposes and goals. Fellowship reinforces these things in our mind and helps us to focus on Jesus, encouraging each another’s faith in love and action, for God’s glory.
Fellowship is the natural activity of people in relationship with God.
All Christians should be engaged in the ministry of helping others by meeting people’s needs with love and humility. Ministry to others should always seek to help others as Jesus would.
Ministry takes the form of both spiritual and practical things, and includes sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others so they can come to know Him and receive Him as personal Saviour, go on to experience Him as Lord of their life, and go even further to know Christ as the essence of their Life.
Ministry can, and should, include ministering to the physical, emotional, mental, vocational, and financial needs of others. Jesus did, and so should we!
Outreach is about the church engaging in taking the Good News of Jesus into our communities, and sharing the love of God with a broken world. Jesus commissioned us to go and make disciples of all nations, and Outreach is how we put this into practice.
Outreach involves Christians bringing a message of hope, love and healing to people. It means recognizing people’s hurts and responding with compassion and with the truth about Jesus.
Prayer occupies a central place in the life of our church family. It is a way of supporting each other when in need or when celebrating. It helps to grow as a church family.
We pray in our services, home groups and in the monthly prayer gatherings. Sunday Sanctuary meetings give us the opportunity to pray with other local Christians and our Pastoral Care team pray with those they visit.
Our Prayermail network allows us to distribute prayer requests and responses across the fellowship, from the church family and from those outside who have specific needs. We also encourage the use of books, applications and study notes with prayer guides.
If you would like to know more or you have a specific prayer request please contact us.
The heart of Worship is a heartfelt response to the intimate knowledge of God. When we know God as creator, sustainer and provider, we should discover a satisfaction that nothing else on earth can offer. Our response to this deep and peaceful satisfaction is expressed in praise through words and actions that seek to acknowledge our God and serve His Kingdom.