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VALUES


 

VALUES: WHAT WE PRACTISE 

 

GRACE

We want the grace of God to be characteristic of every aspect of our life as a church. (2 Cor. 1:12; 9:8; Col. 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 Tim. 3:16; Titus 2:1; Col.3:16; 1 Tim. 4:13)
 

PRAYER

We see prayer as vital and fundamental to all we do. (Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6; 1 Tim. 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. (John 4:24; 1 Cor. 14:39-40)
 

WORSHIP

We are all called to be active participants in the worship, life and mission of the church, which is Christ’s body, God’s chosen instrument for the advancement of his Kingdom. (Rom.12:4-8; Eph. 4:16)
 

EVANGELISM

We want to demonstrate the love of God and share the good news about Jesus to people in our society. (Mark. 12:31; Luke 9:2; Gal. 6:10; Rom. 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 Christ. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:2-4)
 

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Baptism in the Spirit and being continually filled with the Spirit gives us close relationship with God and power for discipleship. (Acts 1:5; Eph. 5:18)
 

DISCIPLESHIP

As disciples of Christ, we are called to develop our relationship with God and to grow in character and maturity. (Gal. 5:22-26; Eph. 4:13; 2 Tim. 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 small groups and in the wider church setting. (John 13: 34-35; Rom. 15:7; Eph. 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 Cor.11:23-26)
 

GIVING

One way we show our commitment to the church is by giving financially in proportion to our resources. (1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 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. (Heb. 13:17; Eph. 4:11-12)
 

UNITY

We are only part of the body of Christ and therefore welcome fellowship with all Christians. (Rom. 15:7; 1 Cor. 12:27)