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Our Mission Statement:
Healthy and growing churches often have a mission statement. We want your help to hear what you think God wants us to be and do.
This is where we have got so far…….
Our Church is an intentional community.
We believe that community is God’s design for human relationships, a place where people know your fears, failures, and dreams, but love you anyway. In our increasingly fragmented and lonely world, community is God's tool for life transformation. A community of faith is life-changing and healing. It’s in these sacred relationships and honest, loving communities that God transforms us.
Our Church is a bridge building community.
Our core values are sometimes considered unique in that we desire to bring together the mainstream Christian church with those that have been rejected, outcast and written off. We value togetherness, unity, and healing wounded hearts.
Our Church is a welcoming community.
We realize that everyone is at a different place in his or her spiritual journey. God has not called us to judge others, but to accept them and welcome them. Jesus modeled this during his earthly ministry. We believe that life is lived best when experienced together, learning, growing, celebrating, and spending time with one another and that widening our circle to include everyone is an important core value.
Our Church is a grace community.
We believe that the emphasis of the Divine is one of love towards us as humans. We believe that grace -- unfailing, life-changing love -- is the most empowering element of our faith. We avoid legalism and remind people of Jesus' unconditional love.
Our Church is a healing and healthy community.
We believe that our respect for one another is paramount to our success as a faith community. We are to be a hospital for hurting and wounded people who are loved, nurtured and encouraged by an accepting, non-judgmental community.
Our Church is a mosaic of people.
Since community is about grace, labels are not part of our paradigm. At our church, we have tied ourselves to the story of the Divine found in Jesus, but we gladly welcome anybody among us regardless of creed, race, sexual orientation, or any other division that we humans like to divide ourselves into. We do this because we believe that this story is the most beautiful story possible, and that Jesus' message of love is bigger than our petty human divisions. You will find a diverse community here that values each others' differences as strengths.
Our Church is founded upon relationships.
Relationships are the most important asset that any faith community can nurture. Because they have an eternal dimension, relationships with others are infinitely more valuable than programs and materials. Relationships should always take precedence over busyness, numbers, and noise.
Our Church is committed to Jesus' ethic of love.
Sacred texts of our Judeo-Christian heritage, as well as sacred texts from other traditions can lead us in the way of love. So, we are committed to loving all people, and model that at our church regardless of where people are on their life journey. We do not insist upon an exact theological, political or social stance in our members other than being true in our following of the teachings of Jesus.
Our Church is committed to authenticity.
Striving always to be authentic Christians, we are willing to be open about our strengths and weaknesses. In life, we recognize that real people experience real problems, and, as authentic human beings, we strive to embrace each other and provide love and acceptance rather than judgment.
Our Church believes that every person has the capacity to serve.
We practice the truth that everyone is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place to serve whether it’s within the organization of our church or within her or his own communities of influence.
As Christians we believe Jesus is the Son of God and our saviour and our guide. We wish to follow Him to lead us out of the darkness of the world and into the light of God’s Kingdom.
As we pray, listen and respond we will trust God to send others to join us
What is God calling you to do?
We meet for worship in
St Peter & St Paul’s Church Gosberton
St Margaret’s Church Quadring
St Gilbert & St Hugh’s Church Gosberton Clough
Partners in Churches Together in Gosberton and District
For further information contact Revd Ian Walters
The Vicarage, 6 Wargate Way, Gosberton PE11 4NH
vicar(AT - use the usual symbol)gosberton.org Tel 01775 840694