As a church, we align with the Evangelical Alliance statements of faith.

Who is Jesus?

Jesus Christ is:
God's Son | Lord | Good Shepherd | God with us |  Lamb of God | Light of the World | Lord of All | Saviour | Peace | The Way | The Truth | The Life | Risen | Our Hope | Our Judge | Almighty | The Beginning and the End | Head of the Church | I Am | Lion of the Tribe of Judah | Mighty One | Redeemer | Messiah | Victorious |

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
— John 3:16

Jesus came to earth, lived a sinless life and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross. His death means that each person who believes is no longer charged for their own sin, but they are free from death and will live wonderfully and eternally with Him.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
— Romans 6:12

Jesus rose from the dead and made a way for us to come into a loving relationship with God the Father.

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
— Jesus (John 14:6)

Forty days after Jesus rose from the dead, He ascended to Heaven where He now is. Jesus didn't leave His followers as orphans, rather He sent His Holy Spirit to live with and in all believers.

I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever - the Spirit of truth.
— Jesus (John 14:16-17)

Why the Bible?

We believe that the Bible is the living Word of God. The Bible is inspired by God and recorded by human authors under this divine inspiration. It is fully trustworthy and is the ultimate authority for faith and understanding in life.

The word of God is alive and powerful...
It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
— Hebrews 4:12

Why do you sing?

Throughout the Bible we learn of the importance of singing. It was a huge part of Jewish culture, something that Jesus and His disciples did, the early church continued with and something that Christians have continued to do throughout the centuries. We see singing not as a spectator sport, but rather as something that unites us and allows us to express, from our hearts, our love, thanks and amazement of Jesus. We sing songs of truth which allows those who don't know, to hear of and discover Jesus, as well as enabling us to learn and recall specific Bible truths as music is such an effective tool for memorisation.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
— Colossians 3:16

What is a preacher?

A preacher is someone who will teach, inspired by the Holy Spirit, from the Bible to the church. We value our preachers who spend many hours studying, praying and preparing before teaching for 20-30 minutes as part of our Sunday Celebration.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
— 2 Timothy 3:16

There is also a call to every follower of Jesus; to proclaim (preach) the gospel (good news of Jesus) to all people. The passage below has inspired us to run our Love Crawley weekend where we talk to people about Jesus, pray for healing and offer people an opportunity to come and follow Jesus.

Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
— Mark 16:15