Vision Statement

To glorify God, transform lives and bring hope to our city

Matthew 28:19, 20

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen

Mission Statement

We will develop committed followers of Jesus Christ through Worship, Biblical Teaching and Prayer by empowering our membership with powerful, biblical based knowledge and Christian activity to insure their continued growth in grace and knowledge. We will cultivate a culture of meaningful Fellowship and Discipleship and reach out to our communities throughout Gloucestershire and further afield through Social Action and Evangelism.

Statement of Faith

We believe in the Bible as the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. Its truths are known by the revelation of the Holy Spirit. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 5:16 & 17)

We believe God is the absolute and sole Creator and Ruler of the universe and creation was by His divine plan. (Genesis 1:1)

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. We believe in His virgin birth and sinless life, in the miracles He performed, in His atoning death on the cross and His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory at His second coming. (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)

We believe the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness. (John 3:16; Acts 3:19, Romans 10:9-10)

We believe water baptism is an open confession of faith and should be performed after one accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. We baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

We believe in sanctification, which enables one to live above the sinful nature of man so that man “might present himself a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God.” (Romans 12:1)

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues, and the operation of His many gifts. (Acts 2:1-4, 1 Corinthians 12).

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-141 ).

We believe in the sanctity of the family unit, and the importance of loving and committed Christian homes. (Mark 10:7-9).

We believe We believe in making a positive community contribution through worship, servanthood and prayer. (Matthew 21:12-16).

We believe that every member should endeavour to understand the God given gifts that he has placed in the church (5 fold ministries 2 Corinthians 12).

CHURCH COVENANT

We have joined ourselves together in Christ as a fellowship of believers by covenanting to accept the Bible as the Word of God, promising to believe and practice its teachings rightly divided with the New Testament as our rule of faith and practice, government and discipline, and agreeing to walk in the light to the best of our knowledge and ability.

CORE VALUES

EVANGELISM demonstrates our love for mankind and reflects our desire to see individuals enter a personal relationship with God through the wonderful good news of Jesus Christ.

SOCIAL ACTION expresses our love of and commitment to the whole person through the delivery of social activities that promote their social and spiritual wellbeing.

DISCIPLESHIP is the way of life that enables each individual to become a mature disciple of Jesus based on sound Christian biblical teaching.

STEWARDSHIP expresses our position that God has given to us the responsibility to use time, money and all other resources in a way that truly demonstrates our love for both God and humanity.