Vision & Values

We believe we are being called by God to be a welcoming, accessible, diverse and nurturing church. Shaped by His word, we respond to His lordship, His love and to this call by seeking to be:–

  • A community that is journeying, evolving and learning together with the Bible central to our teaching and our values. (Romans 12:16)
  • A praying church, a place of significant fellowship and trust where individuals are encouraged and supported to grow and develop spiritually in their walk with God. (Acts 2:42)
  • An all age church, welcoming and catering for children, young people and adults alike, sharing our lives informally through the week as well as through our organised meetings. (Romans 12:9-13)
  • A contemporary, lively and enthusiastic church, guided and equipped by the Holy Spirit and passionate about our faith and God’s love for all people. (John 3:16)
  • A community devoted to the love and worship of the God who first loved us – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 4:24)
  • A church given to loving service, seeking to bring hope and practical support to those around us. (Galatians 6:10)
  • A church committed to sharing our faith and inspiring others to discover the transforming love of Jesus. (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • A church concerned for the world we live in, seeking to bring God’s justice, mercy and compassion. (Isaiah 1:17)

We also stand in agreement with the doctrinal principles of the IFES Statement of Faith, which states belief in:

  • The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
  • The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
  • The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of all people since the fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
  • Redemption from the guilt, penalty, dominion and pollution of sin, solely through the sacrificial death (as our representative and substitute) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
  • The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father.
  • The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
  • The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone.
  • The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
  • The one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.
  • The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.