Who We Are
We are known for our friendly welcolme and offer warm friendship and hospitality to both each other and the local community. We value our children and young people and try to include them in all church activities and services.
We are affiliated to the BUGB and share their Declaration of Principle. We are an independent church with our own constitution. Our church membership is open to all Christians and all who profess a faith in our Lord Jesus Christ are welcome to share with us at our communion services..
We encourage Believers Baptism although this is not a requirement for membership.
We have a great relationship with the village primary school and secondary school, helping with various activities and assemblies as well as Chaplaincy at the secondary school.
We organise very successful community activities at Christmas and Easter for local families, ranging from virtual nativities and turning our building into Bethlehem marketplace to picture trails and treasure hunts.
Discipleship is the journey a Christian takes towards the heart of God’s love. It is about living the whole of our life as a response to Jesus. Everything that a Christian does and believes is 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 Bible through regular reading and study.
Discipleship is a life long commitment to following Jesus and making ourselves available to serve God
Fellowship is what we call the friendly association we have with other Christians. It means choosing Christians to be our companions, and looking for opportunities to share our 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.
Christians engage in ministry when they help others with love and humility. Ministry to others always seek to help others as Jesus would. This include ministering to the physical, emotional, mental, vocational, and financial needs of others. Jesus did, and so will we!
Ministry includes sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others so they can come to know Him and receive Him as personal Saviour and experience Him as Lord of their life.
Outreach happens when the church engages 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 recognising 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 and in home groups. Sunday Sanctuary gives us the opportunity to pray with other local Christians and our Pastoral Care team pray with those they visit.
Our Prayermail network distributes prayer requests and responses, from the church family and others, who have specific needs. We encourage the use of books, apps and study notes with prayer guides.
If you would like to know more or you have a specific prayer request please contact us.