“To make mature and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, who worship and serve God and show God’s love inside and outside the church.”
This is our mission statement. The purpose of our regular Church Meetings, and those of our Diaconate (Leadership team), is to check that our activities and attitudes mean that we are doing all that we can in order to meet what we believe God is asking us to do in this area.
As members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and of the Evangelical Alliance our beliefs are reflected in the following:
We want to be a kingdom-focussed community, inspired and directed by the Holy Spirit
- Seeking the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit so that we may play our part in proclaiming God’s Kingdom.
- Having a kingdom-based perspective in what we do, welcoming support from others who can help us be who God calls us to be, and offering support where we can help others fulfil their own God-given calling.
We want to be a caring community, showing the love of Jesus
- Putting the needs of others above our own, so that gracious generosity is a hallmark of our service.
- Welcoming people from all walks of life and in every circumstance.
- Enjoying working together in partnership with each other, with other Christians and with our local community to show God’s love for the world by caring for those outside as well as inside the church.
We want to be a worshipping community, honouring our Father God
Acknowledging our need of God’s love and guidance in our lives both individually and together, by: –
- Worshipping God as creator, saviour and provider in all that we are and do.
- Growing in our faith in Jesus, learning to pray whole-heartedly and expectantly.
We want to be an authentic community, reflecting our calling as God’s people
- True to God – with the help of the Holy Spirit we seek to be faithful to God’s standards as revealed in the Bible, following the example of Jesus.
- True to ourselves – as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead and equip us, we seek to be faithful to God’s call on our lives as individuals and as a church.
We want to be a church that ‘does what it says on the tin’… and we want to ‘say on the tin who we are’, so that what you see is what you get… we are friendly, but flawed; in need of God’s grace and seeking to grow more like Jesus.