The following five core values are the result of prayerful reflection and consultation around the question 'why do we do what we do?'
The core values link together to encourage and motivate us individually and as a church to grow in the character of God, following and living out Christ's new order to become the church we aspire to be.
‘May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and everyone one else’
1 Thessalonians 3:12
As Christ welcomes us, we seek to unconditionally welcome others. From the youngest to the oldest, all are shown hospitality, encouraged and provided for.
We try to sincerely listen to people and their stories. We want to understand, love, respect and serve them by showing how the Gospel meets their deepest longings.
‘In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.’ Romans 12:5
Our church is made up of people from many different life stages and at different places in their walks of faith. We see ourselves as a family of people drawn together by God to follow as he leads. We seek to live out God's truth and love, and to walk alongside one another in all seasons.
Courageous in mission
‘To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.’ 1 Corinthians 9:22
We aim to put proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ at the centre of all we do in our community and in God’s world. Making a difference by demonstrating the generous and controversial way of Jesus Christ.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path
We delight in the Bible as God’s authoritative word to the world in its witness to Jesus. Therefore, the Bible is our tool to know and understand who God is according to his own self-description; it is our tool to grow in faith and maturity and to discover his blessings and the transformation he brings to our lives, our church, and our world.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17
In all things we seek to know and honour Christ Jesus together as our Lord. We celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit that is building us up as a community and is enabling us to grow in love for God, for each other, and for the world.