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VALUES

WHAT WE PRACTISE

GRACE
We want the grace of God to be characteristic of every aspect of our life as a church.
2 Corinthians 1:12, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Colossians 4:6, Titus 2:11
TEACHING
The Bible is our authoritative guide in all matters of faith and practice. We therefore place great importance on regular teaching from the scriptures when we meet together.
2 Timothy 3:16, Titus 2:1, Colossians 3:16, 1 Timothy 4:13
PRAYER
We see prayer as vital and fundamental to all we do.
Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4:6, 1 Timothy 2:1-2
SPIRITUAL GIFTS
When we come together to worship, we seek both the freedom and the order that are given by the Holy Spirit. We seek to walk by the Spirt in all of life, and operate in His gifts on all occasions, not just in meetings.
John 4:24, 1 Corinthians 14:39-40
WORSHIP
We are all called to be active participants in the worship, life, and mission of the church, which is Jesus’ body and God’s chosen instrument for the advancement of his Kingdom.
Romans 12:4-8, Ephesians 4:16
EVANGELISM
We want to demonstrate the love of God and share the good news about Jesus to people in our society. This is done both by what we proclaim and how we interact with one another.
Mark 12:31, Luke 9:2, Galatians 6:10, Romans 1:16
BAPTISM IN WATER
Those who repent and believe are to be baptised in water as a demonstration of death to sin and new life in Jesus.
Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:2-4
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Being baptised in the Spirit and continually filled with the Spirit gives us close relationship with God and power for discipleship.
Acts 1:5, Ephesians 5:18
DISCIPLESHIP
As disciples of Jesus, we are called to develop our relationship with God and to grow in character and maturity.
Galatians 5:22-26, Ephesians 4:13, 2 Timothy 3:14-17
COMMUNITY
As a gathering of people who are committed to Jesus and to one another, we want to build godly relationships in our family units, in our City Groups, and in the wider church setting.
John 13:34-35, Romans 15:7, Ephesians 5:21-6:4
COMMUNION
We break bread and drink wine together regularly to remember the death of Jesus and look forward to his return.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
GIVING
One way we show our commitment to the church is by giving financially, according to our resources.
1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 9:7
INVOLVEMENT WITH RELATIONAL MISSION
The ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and that of our own leaders, is recognised by us and welcomed among us.
Hebrews 13:17, Ephesians 4:11-12
UNITY
We are only a part of the body of Christ and therefore we welcome fellowship with all Christians.
Romans 15:7, 1 Corinthians 12:27

See also: Our Statement of Faith and Our Vision