Much is talked about what a Christian “really” is. Here we have tried to give a flavour of what being a Christian means to us.
We are Christians who…
- have found an approach to God through the life and teachings of Jesus;
- understand the sharing of bread and wine in Jesus’ name to be an expression of our relationship with God and with one another as well as a representation of an ancient vision of God’s feast for all peoples;
- accept that the way we behave toward one another and toward other people is an essential sign of what we believe;
- find value in questioning and grace in the search for understanding.
We are Christians who aspire to…
- worship God joyfully but without ignoring the problems and difficulties of life;
- accept that we are called to be followers of Jesus and not just worshippers and understand that this calling is costly, and entails selfless love;
- be part of a community dedicated to equipping one another for the work we feel called to do and aspire to do:
- striving for peace and justice among all people;
- protecting and restoring the integrity of all God’s creation;
- and bringing hope to those Jesus called the least of his sisters and brothers.
We recognise that this stance may mean conscientious resistance to evil, and renunciation of privilege.
We invite all people to participate in our community and worship life without insisting that they become like us in order to be acceptable.
We recognise the faithfulness of other people who have other names for the gateway to God’s realm.