Knowing Jesus

Developing a relationship with someone requires a commitment of time and energy. So it is in our relationship with Jesus Christ; it takes time to learn some of the basic principles of the Christian life. As a church, we make it a priority to learn more about Jesus and to apply what we learn in our lives.

We believe that God communicates with us through the Bible, revealing His character and His will. “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Therefore our Sunday services include time listening to God’s word being explained, and in our mid-week groups we regard bible study and discussion as being important.

We communicate with God through prayer – sharing our thoughts, our needs and our desires to do His will. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7) “This is the assurance we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us — whatever we ask — we know that we have what we asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15). Prayer is important, so we allocate time for it and we share needs within the church fellowship. We encourage people to share their stories of how they’ve seen answered prayer as an encouragement for the rest of the church.

We support each other in our Christian lives through fellowship – encouraging and building up one another. “And let is consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10: 24,25). We share time together on Sundays and in smaller mid-week groups, getting to know and care for each other in practical ways.

We want to tell others about Jesus Christ, and what he has done for us. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to me by which we must be saved” ( Acts 4:12). There’s more details of how we do this on our “Sharing Jesus” webpage.