Membership

You are welcome to come along to our Sunday worship and housegroups as a visitor. However we do not believe that visitors are members of the Church as such.

We will only accept believers into the Church as members where they are clearly born again and have been or are prepared to be baptised in water by immersion.

Being a member of the Church is like becoming a member of a family: it involves privileges and responsibilities on both sides.

As leaders we offer Church members 24/7 support. If you need us anytime day or night we will be there for you. Other members of the Church will also give their time and energy to supporting you. Members of the Church have access to the full Church internet site including past sermons, contact details and a free text messaging service so that we can all stay in touch. Members of the Church have free use of our building facility for promoting the Kingdom of God. It is the membership of the Church that the leaders consult on all issues of principle and strategy.

Members of the Church are all able to take part in the annual Church retreat to France where we seek God for His refreshing and renewal. The Church also provides youth programmes aimed at reaching out to the young people who are part of the families of Church members.

Membership also carries with it responsibilities. Members of the Church are expected to show a very high level of commitment to the Kingdom of God and the Church's corporate gatherings. Members are expected to support the Church financially (if they are able) and to support one another in practical and spiritual ways. Members are expected to attend the Church's annual retreat and to commit to fellowship. Members of the Church are expected to be effective in personal evangelism and to present a clear testimony of Christ's love to those that they work and live with.

Our usual practice is not to consider Christians for membership unless they have demonstrated a high level of commitment to the Church and its ministry for 12 months.