The message of hope
What we believe
There are many groups and organisations, large and small, public, private and voluntary, that provide valuable services to a local community. What is the role of the local church? In addition to providing relevant local activities, sharing our resources with others who do the same, and getting out and about in the community in practical ways, we believe that the unique contribution of the local church is to share the message of hope that God has entrusted to us. To put it another way, we believe that as well as providing for people’s physical, mental, emotional and practical needs, we have been given the answer to our greatest need which is spiritual. One person put it this way: "If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator; if our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist; if our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist; if our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer; but our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Saviour." We believe that this message of hope is transforming.
The message of hope
What we believe
There are many groups and organisations, large and small, public, private and voluntary, that provide valuable services to a local community. What is the role of the local church? In addition to providing relevant local activities, sharing our resources with others who do the same, and getting out and about in the community in practical ways, we believe that the unique contribution of the local church is to share the message of hope that God has entrusted to us. To put it another way, we believe that as well as providing for people’s physical, mental, emotional and practical needs, we have been given the answer to our greatest need which is spiritual. One person put it this way: "If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator; if our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist; if our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist; if our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer; but our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Saviour." We believe that this message of hope is transforming.