Vision, Values & Beliefs

Our Vision

Our vision is simple... to worship God and make disciples.

Jesus replied: ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”  Matthew 22:37-39(NIVUK)

Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’  Matthew 28:18-2(NIVUK)

Our Values

We value Scripture and sharing together in life through gathering, worshipping and listening: we gather together as believers and followers of Jesus Christ; we worship together on Sunday mornings and throughout the week in small groups; and we listen together to what God is saying through the Bible, prayer, silence, each other and our community.  We also want to be open to those around us in our neighbourhood, and those we interact with through our various activities, regardless of their situation or beliefs.  It is our hope that they will see Jesus and hear the Good News through our words and actions.  We hope to catch glimpses of the Kingdom of God and that many more people will come to follow Jesus.

Our Beliefs

Our beliefs are articulated in our Declaration of Principle as a member church of Baptists Together (Baptist Union of GB):

  1. That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.

  2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who 'died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day'.

  3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.