We endeavour as a Church with God's enabling to be Christ Centred, Gospel Hearted and Community Focused.
A church bursting with life and initiatives with different groups focused on changing lives, changing our community for the better, changing the perception of "Church" and introducing people to the Good News.
A church with a strong sense of family encouraged through a network of Housegroups dotted around this area.
A church which is passionate where meetings are hallmarked with exuberant praise, intimate worship and inspiring preaching.
Below is the scriptural basis of our vision. Please use this as part of your daily devotions and as you seek God's will for all that we are and do in His name as a church. You can also read our Statement of Belief here.
HOUSEGROUPS: (Acts 2:46) "..They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,.."
To encourage one another to build strong relationships, show practical care, and to share in study, outreach and prayer.
FELLOWSHIP: (John 13:35) "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
To encourage one another to spend time together, enjoying the presence of God and each other in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
PERSONAL HOLINESS: (1Thess.1:5b) "You know how we lived among you for your sake."
To encourage one another to conduct our daily lives in such a way that the Lord is glorified and His people are seen to be like Him.
EVANGELISM & SOCIAL ACTION: (Matthew 28;19) "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,.." (Jeremiah 22:16) "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?"; declares the LORD."
To encourage one another to communicate God's salvation and compassion to the local community and the wider world in a way that is both relevant and creative.
PRAYER: (Colossians 4:2) "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
To encourage one another to actively engage in concerted and faithful prayer both in our individual lives and corporately as a church.
WORSHIP: (1Corinthians 14:6) "What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church."
To encourage one another to celebrate God's presence through expressive and creative praise and worship.
TEACHING: (Colossians 1:28) "We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ."
To encourage one another to attain spiritual maturity through biblical instruction and practical discipleship.
BUILDING: (Psalm 127:1) "Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labour in vain."
To encourage one another to consider any and all church buildings as both places of worship and resources for the local community.
MEMBERSHIP: (Romans 12:5) "..so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."
To encourage one another to commit to and participate in the ongoing vision of Welton Baptist Church.