People, Not Buildings
God’s intention has always been to gather a people for himself, who would know him and worship him, living the full life he created us for.
Sadly, this has not been humanity’s idea of the “full life” and all have rejected God’s Lordship over us. God could have put an end to his rebellious creation. But instead, he chose to send Jesus into the world to die in the place of rebellious men and women, taking their punishment. If anyone trusts Jesus’ death and resurrection for them, they are forgiven by God and become one of “his people”. Salvation is about relationships, us with God, and each other. Church is the local expression of this. It is not about buildings, but people, gathered together to meet with and hear from God as the Bible is read and taught from.
God has clearly communicated all of this in the Bible. And we believe that God continues to communicate to this world through the message of Jesus. At Church of the Resurrection, we expect God to be at work among us through his Word by his Spirit. So the Bible is central in our meetings as we read it, hear it explained, and encourage each other to put into practice what it says.
As well as this, we spend time responding to God in prayer, praising him in song and talking to each other about what God has said and done.
We believe that God Equips us to be his people through the Bible so that together we will Build Up his church and Build Out the church as others come to faith in Jesus, all for God’s glory.