Our Christian Values
Our Christian Values
Christians believe they call God their friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus. To understand the value of relationships over material possessions and how forgiveness, love, trust, conciliation and support are all needed within this.
Christians believe that everyone is a child of God, infinitely precious and worthy of reverence, respect and dignity. This extends to respect to all things created.
Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to “endure patiently” the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity.
Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness, mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God for everyone.
God is there to help us when facing fear, making a stand for what is right and encouraging others to persevere.
Life is a gift from God. There is a creative spirit in us all to value, explore, celebrate and enjoy the world. To have have mutual responsibility for the world.
Forgiveness is the means by which damaged relationships are restored. It is an act of will motivated by love. Jesus’ death on the cross shows God’s all forgiving love, this sacrifice acts as an inspiration to forgive others no matter what.
God’s generosity is best described as ‘grace’, love given freely without limit or conditions. This generosity, once experienced and acknowledged by an individual, can in turn release a generous spirit towards others.
Christians see their hope in God’s promise “that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome all evil”. This hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus
Peace, in the sense of total well-being, is God’s intention for the whole of creation. Peace-making actions can range from helping to resolve conflict to creating space for stillness.
Trust is the basis of all stable relationships, including a person’s relationship with God. It is rooted in truth, and will grow through consistent experiences of reliability and integrity.
The justice revealed in the Bible is always seen in the context of love. It includes the call to take responsibility for one another, especially the poor and oppressed, and to see that no-one is excluded from the essentials of life.
Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. They know that their response to this provision should be on of thankfulness and praise.
Christians believe that the way God wants us to live our lives is in the Bible through the teachings of Jesus. To be open to the truth, to admit when we are wrong and be prepared to live our lives in different way.
Christians believe that Jesus was both servant and king. Jesus taught his disciples what it means to be truly humble. Christians believe they can serve God by demonstrating humility through their attitudes and actions.
Christians believe that wisdom is a gift from God and a characteristic of God. As a believer grows in faith so wisdom will increase. Jesus taught that placing trust in God and recognising what is of value in life brings fulfilment.
Christians believe that their calling is to follow Jesus’ example according to their gifts or abilities. To love our neighbours as ourselves, to reflect on the special gifts they been able to use for others.
The Bible teaches that life is a gift from God and it is our responsibility to use our talents and abilities in the best way we can. To be responsible for all we do and say.