For us, faith is aspirational, active and involves being accompanied.
It’s aspirational. Christian faith presents a goal to which we are all striving.
It’s active. Far more than a collection of ideas, it’s about living out the life God has given in the way God has shown in order to to honour the living God and to express Christian love towards those around us.
It involves being accompanied. Christians believe God is with present and us and wants us as people to be more together in Jesus. It’s less about individuals than it is about our common life together. We are trying to create, develop and grow a Christian community within our fellowship based on trusting Jesus. We try to exclude no-one and aim to welcome all who wish to aspire to honour God through living lives committed to Christ. We consider our privilege to serve our community by offering resources and opportunities to discover more about Christian faith in our lives and in God’s world.
We’ve tried to summarise some main aspects of Christian faith in a square metre – really! You can download the PDF file below, but be careful if you try to print it out! If you’d like to meet with others to explore together what this might mean for you – and us together – then contact Grant Barclay.
We offer ‘Faith 101’. This is an ideal introduction to the main ideas in Christianity and the main practices which Christian faith encourages. You don’t need to believe in order to discover, so this course would be great for:
- people thinking seriously about faith for themselves
- students of religious studies at schoool or university wishing an introduction to contemporary Christian faith beliefs and practices in a Reformed church
- people who would like a refresher on faith, even though they’ve been around church for a while.
For more information, or to book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07506 549 529.
We feel the Preamble used in many Church of Scotland services captures the essence of Christian faith, the Good News from God in Jesus:“The Gospel of the sovereign grace and love of God, is that through Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, incarnate, crucified, and risen, God freely offers to all upon repentance and faith, the forgiveness of sins, renewal by the Holy Spirit, and eternal life, and calls them to labour in the fellowship of faith for the advancement of the kingdom of God throughout the world. The Church of Scotland acknowledges the Word of God, contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments,to be the supreme rule of faith and life.”