In the name of Jesus Christ we work and pray to help people in our community to develop their relationship with God and each other.
Our Church is a community that:
Combines U.R.C. and Churches of Christ thinking and tradition, mixed with an openness to new possibilities and the desire to be relevant to people of all ages, in a modern world.
Seeks to spread the gospel and touch and change people’s lives with its real and relevant message.
Following the idea of ‘the priesthood of all believers’, we believe in equal opportunities which allow everyone to be involved in leading all aspects of Church life and development, as appropriate to personal aptitudes and potential. In this way we have created a culture of shared leadership, mutual support, value and encouragement, which cares for all and encourages each person to make a contribution, from the minister to the newest member.
Believes in the importance of personal and spiritual development.
Strives for vibrant, diverse worship which is engaging, meaningful and relevant to different people and ages, seeking spiritual depth, sustaining flow, energy and pace.
Uses different leaders.
Has a strong sense of the role of Elders.
Is not fixed to one version of ‘Church’ and is open to different forms of worship, at different times and on different days.
Uses music (including a music group), drama, dance and technology to enhance worship and people’s personal involvement and value.
Is friendly and welcoming and believes in putting itself out for others.
Celebrates communion on a weekly basis, either in the morning or evening.
Celebrates both infant and believer’s baptism, dedication and confirmation services.
Actively shares in the life of District, Synod and National Church.
Actively seeks a better and more just world.
Believes in and practises Fair Trade.
Is not just for Sundays.
Is always looking to move forward.
Is open to new ideas and creative leadership.
Is community based, largely made up of local people, representing a broad socio-economic mix and seeks, therefore, to serve an established and diverse local population in line with its mission statement.
Believes in ecumenism and has always sought to play a lead role in Bulwell Churches Together.
Encourages prayer, both in an open context within worship and at other times to support its work and vision.