What We Believe
We believe that Jesus Christ is alive today, that He died so that our sins can be forgiven and that, through faith in Him, we have an assurance of eternal life in the future and a fulfilling life (Jesus called it ‘abundant’) now. As a community of believers, our values are shaped by the teaching of Jesus.
What are our core values?
These are the things which, as a Fellowship, we value as incredibly important –
For a long time we may have fondly thought of worship as songs that we sing in a Sunday service. But worship demands more of us: it is a lifestyle that reflects God’s heart and love. The most mundane tasks that we do can be worship to God when we do them in an attitude of service for him. Worship is more than something we do; it is the motivation (an attitude) that colours our thoughts and directs our actions.
We all have something we love doing, and can do well. As we use our gifts and skills to help the local church grow and develop, this is our service. The model of church Jesus left us with was of a body of people who are willing to use their gifts to serve each other and build community.
More than just a quick ‘hello’ after a meeting with a cup of tea in our hands and a list of people to see. Fellowship takes time and energy and is about building relationships with our brothers and sisters. It is the basis on which church is formed and people are cared for. We can do nothing on our own for very long.
God has asked us to do one simple thing: tell people how He has changed our lives and that He can change theirs. He needs us to get excited about sharing this life with others; most people don’t realise the incredible benefits of knowing Jesus. It’s up to us to show them.
The Christian life is a constant journey of growth. We need to learn as we grow; to discuss and question ideas and scriptures. This is a part of discipleship. It gives us a firm foundation on which we can build faith so that when we are tested we are sure of who we are in God. Accountability, biblical teaching and the ability to think are essential!