We expect our members to behave at all times in a manner that honours Jesus and is compatible with the Values and Vision of our Church. When Christians from other Churches wish to join our Church, it is normal for us to contact the Pastor of their previous Church. We believe in being accountable and transparent. Membership of our Church is dependent upon a person’s support of our Vision & Values and their desire to worship God with us.
Church membership does not mean that we have had an impeccable past but Church membership does show that we have had a miraculous conversion that gives us a guaranteed future! We recognise that Jesus has made His home in us and He will never leave us. Jesus’ Name is Emmanuel – which means God is with us.
We don't impose personal values that are not clearly taught in the New Testament but we do insist on those values that are plainly taught. For example, while drunkenness is clearly not acceptable, the total abstinence from alcohol cannot be sustained from NT teaching. Divorce in certain circumstances may be the only way out of an intolerable situation, but we reject outright all immoral relationships. Each member is expected to function as a Believer both spiritually and practically, within the Church and outside of the Church, without having to be asked. Although we are servants, we are not slaves and each of us has a choice. We love God because He first loved us; we serve God out of gratitude not under compulsion.