What We Believe
As a member of the Baptist Union UK, we adhere to the core beliefs that shape our understanding of God, inform our practices, and guide our mission.
- The Authority of the Scriptures We believe that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God. It reveals God’s character, His redemptive plan, and provides timeless wisdom for our lives. We study and apply its teachings to deepen our relationship with God and to discern His will for us individually and as a church.
- Salvation through Jesus Christ We believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, our Saviour, and Lord. Through His life, sacrificial death, and resurrection, we find forgiveness, reconciliation with God, and the hope of eternal life. We respond to God’s love and grace by repenting of our sins, placing our faith in Jesus, and striving to live transformed lives.
- The Holy Spirit’s Empowering Presence We believe in the Holy Spirit’s ongoing work in our lives and in the life of the church. The Holy Spirit guides, comforts, convicts, and empowers us to live as authentic disciples of Jesus Christ. We seek to be open to the Spirit’s leading, embracing His gifts and allowing Him to transform us from the inside out.
- Believer’s Baptism and Communion We believe in believer’s baptism, a public declaration of faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism by immersion symbolizes our identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection and our commitment to follow Him. We also observe communion, remembering Christ’s sacrificial love, His atoning work, and our unity as His body, the Church.
- The Priesthood of All Believers We believe in the priesthood of all believers. Each person, regardless of age, gender, or background, has a unique role and gifting in God’s kingdom. We encourage and empower every member of our church family to use their God-given talents, passions, and resources to serve and minister to others.
- The Church as a Community of Love and Mission We believe that the Church is more than a building; it is a diverse and inclusive community of believers. As followers of Jesus, we are called to love God, love one another, and love our neighbours. We strive to foster authentic relationships, provide support, and serve those in need, both within our church and in our local and global communities.
- The Great Commission and Kingdom Impact We believe in fulfilling the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ. We are called to make disciples of all nations, sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ and demonstrating God’s love through compassionate actions. We seek to be agents of transformation, partnering with God in bringing His kingdom values to our society.
These core beliefs form the foundation of our faith and shape our identity as a church. As we gather in worship, study God’s Word, serve others, and engage in mission, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey of faith. Together, let’s grow deeper in our relationship with God, build meaningful connections, and make a positive difference in our community and beyond.