A Personal Journey
Every human being is travelling a unique and personal journey. Through different experiences and encounters, some good and some bad, people form opinions and perspectives, gather knowledge and wisdom. Along the way, people we meet and those experiences encountered shape us into who we are. How we as human beings respond to stories in the Bible, in newspapers, or in works of fiction tells us a lot about who we are. It is on this journey we learn, grow and create ourselves. We can then learn more about the world we live in and our place within it.
Our belief is part of who we are, the choices we make and the way we respond. It’s not just about coming to church on Sunday. Our faith is part of us every day of our lives. It is a way of life.
People come to God in different ways and we can only have a true relationship with God and other people if we are honest with and true to ourselves. Sometimes Christians hold different views from one another. This does not mean that one person is right and the other is wrong, it means that we have to take time to explore further these things which we have difficulty understanding. It is at these times of challenge and doubt we discover more about ourselves and our relationship with God.
A foundation to build on
Much of what we base our belief on comes from the Bible. The Bible is a collection of books, organised into the Old Testament, which includes stories of what happened in the times before Jesus, and the New Testament, which includes stories about the life of Jesus. We appreciate that these books in the Bible were written hundreds of years ago by different people for different groups of people at that time, but we as Christians still see them as relevant today. These stories are about people who once lived, giving accounts of how they lived and how they responded to God and Jesus. All of these stories feature people and show us the many aspects of humanity.
As Christians we believe in one God and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe that no one is beyond God’s love. We believe that God knows our every thought, word and action. We believe in forgiveness. God loves us and wants us to be the best we can be. We are encouraged to be aware of those in need and do what we can to help. We are called to love one another as ourselves and live out our lives in faith, hope and love. We share God’s love through worship, fellowship and service in the community and world. We pray to God to seek help in overcoming worries and fears, for the forgiveness and renewal from past regrets and mistakes, to say thank you for what we have in our lives and to celebrate what is and what potentially can be.
Whether you are a regular churchgoer, or an occasional visitor, looking for a home to continue your journey of faith, or seeking a safe place to explore your new found faith, we look forward to meeting you soon.