Vision and Values
Our vision and values are based on our desire to become whole beings who are routed in God's love for us. It is our desire that our love for him in return would overflow into our relationships within our community, and to the world beyond.
We affirm the central truths of the Christian faith as laid out in the Bible, seeing ourselves in a long line of generations taking part in the endless conversation between God and humanity.
We embrace the salvation Jesus offers as a hope for the healing of our relationships with God, each other, ourselves and creation.
We are constantly exploring, questioning and wrestling with new and creative ways to learn about, live out, and communicate the teachings of Jesus. Because we see faith as a journey, change along the way is assumed. Perfection is therefore by no means a requirement for membership here, but a desire to grow towards perfection, as embodied in the person of Jesus Christ, is.
We value the image of God in all people, everywhere. We believe we were created to live deeply connected to God and His people. We believe that Jesus is God in human form and that the Church is God's ongoing presence in the world. Led by the Spirit of God, we are passionate about relieving suffering and fighting injustice, joining with the God of the oppressed in living out the transforming message of the resurrected Jesus.
Our vision as a church is therefore all about becoming, and making, WHOLE LIFE MISSIONARY DISCIPLES . We strive to devote every moment of every day in every area of our lives to being with God, on mission with Him as He works around us, in us and through us to accomplish what we can never do ourselves.
We are part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and agree with their declaration of principles.