Loving God, loving people

Our motto is simply: 

'Loving God, loving people'. 

this means that... 

  • We believe God is loving in character (Exodus 34:6-7) and that he loves all he has made (John 3:16)
  • As his church our purpose is to love him in return and to love other people too (Mark 12:29-31)

 

But what does this mean in practice? We've come up with eight values; four for 'loving God' and four for 'loving people':

Loving God 

  1. Worship - lifting up God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with our praise
  2. Word - listening to God through his written word, the Bible
  3. Wait - looking to the Holy Spirit for guidance, equipping and renewal
  4. Walk - living lives that imitate Christ and following his example

 

Loving people

  1. Witness - letting others know about Jesus and sharing his love in action and word
  2. Wide vision - learning about God's world and sharing his concern for it
  3. Warm Welcome - loving, encouraging and accepting one another
  4. Working together - linking our gifts together to build up the church
The idea is that this represents following Jesus with our Whole Life.