WORSHIP AND SPIRITUALITY : Encounter and creativity
We acknowledge our dependence upon God in prayer and look to the Holy Spirit to empower our ministry and transform lives into Christ-likeness .
We want to help people encounter God in worship with their whole person ; body, mind, emotions and spirit.
We believe in encouraging creativity and participation in worship and we recognise the importance of resources in the different Christian spiritual traditions.
MISSION : Friendship and respect
We understand that being a missionary congregation is central to our identity.
We are committed to relational network evangelism and the making of new, genuine friendships with those who are not-yet Christians.
We are willing to move out of comfort zones to build bridges into different cultural groupings.
JOURNEY OF FAITH : Encouragement
We respect the spiritual journey of each person (adult and child) and seek to create environments where people can observe and move at their pace on their journey with Christ.
We aim to encourage and nurture disciples , who understand that they are saved for a radical purpose in living for Christ in the world.
COMMUNITY:Belonging and authenticity
In a world of fragmentation , we believe in the importance of creating and maintaining real community ,where people can easily belong.
We believe that our life together matters and that how we behave and serve one another is central to the credibility of our Christian message.
We regard children as an integral and valued part of our B1 community.
TRUTH AND MEANING : Relevance
While we seek to understand cultural and worldview changes, we believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ remains relevant and essential today in every culture.
We believe that effective engagement with those influenced by post-modern culture requires new ways of communicating timeless Biblical truth.