Our church follows the example set by the apostles and the early Christian church as outlined in the scriptures. Luke writes in Acts 2:42
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers".
This verse gives us a foundation on which we base our church.
Our church is somewhere we come to worship God, the creator of the earth and learn how to serve Him. We come to read His word, to learn about His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, to deepen our relationship with Him and to learn of His purpose for our lives. The bible is the living word of God and it is important that we meet together regularly to be taught from it, to let the Holy Spirit challenge us as to how we should apply it in our daily lives.
As members of Gods family it is important that we not only serve Him but that we serve others also. Part of Gods purpose for our lives is that we have fellowship together and love one another. The Christian life can be difficult at times so it is important that the church meet together to love one another (1 John 3:11), instruct one another (Rom 15:14) encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thes 5:11).
Every Sunday morning we meet around the Lords table to break bread. The Lords table is a time when we give thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ for what he went through on the cross of Calvery on our behalf. It is important that we regularly remember the sacrifice that Jesus paid on the cross (1 Cor 11:23–26).
Prayer is where we pour out our hearts to God. Our church follows Jesus' example and encourages everyone from the youngest to the oldest to pray. Jesus said in Matthew 21:22 "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive". We are not to rely on our own strengths or worry about the things of tomorrow (Phil 4:6–7), but we are to pray to our Father in heaven who hears our every request and has promised to answer.
We believe the Christian life should be a 'come and see' lifestyle (Psalm 66:5) where those around us will want to come and see the source of our joy, peace and contentment for themselves. Our mission field is those we come into contact with on a daily basis.
Our aim is to live our lives in such a way that we will glorify God in all that we say and do. We want to introduce people to God by living out a relevant Christian life among our family, friends, work colleagues and in our local community. We don't want to show people how to be religious but to show them that God loves them (John 3:16).
As individuals our mission is to build relationships with those we meet everyday (Rom 12:18), to build friendships that we can use to introduce people to Gods love (Col 4: 5-6). We want to show people that we are different, that we have got something which they need. People are no longer coming into church so it is our responsibility to take God into their social circles. We believe it's the small practical choices we make on a daily basis that lets God's light shine through us, like being honest with our timesheets at work, going out of our way to give a friend a lift, taking colleagues out for lunch (1 Peter 2:12). Ultimately we try to love others as God loves us in order that we might see them come to know the Lord as their personal Saviour.
As a church our mission is to bring the gospel message to those in our community by showing them Gods love in a practical way. Our church organises various outreach services and events throughout the year aimed at introducing people to the Gospel. It is important that the local church is active in the community. Our church arranges activities for all aspects of the community from the youngest to the oldest. We organise mother and toddler mornings, music concerts, youth events, barbecues, gospel missions, senior citizens dinners e.t.c. all aimed at introducing our community to Gods love.