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What we Believe

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We want to share the good news about Jesus, equip people in their faith journey and see them live out their faith in the world!

We are part of the local church and are actively involved in the B1 relationship of churches in Taunton.  More widely, we are delighted to be a part of Catalyst, a worldwide apostolic family of churches and we base our beliefs on what we say the Bible teaches, including:
  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

This text was taken from the Evangelical Alliance basis of faith page.

In addition we believe that the Bible emphasizes certain truths more than others. 

For instance, it emphasizes living a 'naturally supernatural' lifestyle that comes from being filled with the Holy Spirit and out of intimacy and friendship with God.  We seek the tangible presence and favour of God in our church life and our individual lives.  Not content with an academic faith or head knowledge, we're interested in real and we want to push into 'the more' that God has for us and experience life to the full.  We'd love you to join us on this journey as we seek to share this good news with everyone around us!