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). 

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

Loving God 

  • Worship - lifting up God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with our praise

  • Word - listening to God through his written word, the Bible

  • Wait - looking to the Holy Spirit for guidance, equipping and renewal

  • Walk - living lives that imitate Christ and following his example

Loving people

  • Witness - letting others know about Jesus and sharing his love in action and word

  • Wide vision - learning about God's world and sharing his concern for it

  • Warm Welcome - loving, encouraging and accepting one another 

  • Working Together - linking our gifts together to build up the Church 

The idea is that this represents following Jesus with our Whole Life.