Values and Culture
Our beliefs and aspirations can be summed up by the following three acronyms:
We Believe in 'CHRIST'*
Creation: The one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who created and sustains everything.
Humans: We were made in the image of God but rebelled and became separated from him.
Rescue: Faith in Jesus Christ restores that relationship through his death and resurrection.
Indwelling Spirit: The Holy Spirit is our internal guide, who helps us follow God’s ways.
Scripture: The Bible is divinely inspired and the primary way in which we know God.
Triumphant return: Jesus will return as judge and establish a new heaven and new earth.
(*Note - This is a summary of the Evangelical Alliance statement of faith that we adhere to)
We Behave with 'GRACE'
Gracious: We honour and respect everyone.
Real: We are open, genuine and accountable.
Accepting: We invite people to come as they are.
Caring: We want the best for other people.
Embracing: We value all age groups in our life and ministry together.
What we do revolves around 'WORSHIP'
Worship: We see all of life as worship, serving and honouring God.
Outreach: We introduce others to Jesus through speech, action and lifestyle.
Relationships: We actively spend time getting to know and caring for each other.
Serving: We use our gifts and abilities to help others.
Happily giving: We give generously financially.
Imitating Jesus: We are disciples of Jesus, his apprentices, and seek to follow his example.
Prayer: We communicate with God in prayer: It is the ‘oxygen’ of our spiritual life.