Welcome to our church...
The Church at the crossroads where community and faith meet. Join us for a worship service every Sunday at 11am in our buildings which have now reopened and on livestream on our YouTube channel, where videos are also uploaded for later viewing.
UP, IN, OUT
A useful model to help us understand the worship, family and missional role of the Church is the UP, IN and OUT model. In “Building a Discipling Culture” the author, Mike Breen notes that this model helps us to understand the ministry of Jesus who lived his life in three relationships: Up—with his Father; In—with his followers; Out—with the world around him.
The Kirk Session has agreed that, to be a healthy congregation, we work to be balanced in all three dimensions.
Commitment to spreading the good news joyfully through worship.
Grow the Prayer and Bible Study Groups.
Commitment to help people to grow in faith and discipleship.
Commitment to include members who cannot attend weekly worship to be able to continue to participate in the life of the church.
Encourage and build up the young church.
Develop church into a place where everyone feels welcome, accepted, a sense of belonging and trusts in God.
Develop progression that encourages young people to remain within the care of the church.
Commitment to developing pastoral care.
Aim to be a church equally for young and old alike (intergenerational).
Commitment to extending our beliefs out into the community and to building a thriving church.
Build a pro-active and caring, community-centred church.
Be mindful of the needs of the whole community.
Be open and relevant to those who are not Christian.
Reflect something of the love of God through the witness of Christian lives.
It was agreed that we are a parish church, and we exist as part of a wider community, serving that community and all who live in it.
Be blessed and be a blessing,
The latest events and sermons from the church...
10:30 - Church Hall
19:30 - Bourtreehill Relief Church