The way we aim to glorify God is by ...
- Offering a Welcome for the whole world
- Being a Witness to the whole world
- Enabling Worship from the whole world
We recognise that as a church in Slough we are uniquely privileged to have the world both on our doorstep and in our fellowship. Different nationalities, worshipping together, gives us a foretaste of John’s vision in Revelation 7: 9. “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude … from every nation, tribe, people and language …” This crowd was joining in the praise of God, giving Him Glory. Our aim is to do the same.
We try and do that in these ways:
We want to be a haven for those seeking God. We see God as welcoming all sorts, as did Jesus in his ministry, so it’s important for us to do the same.
We encourage the whole congregation to share their faith with others. We seek to develop both local and international dimensions to our witness by partnering with others.
Worship is more than singing hymns or songs. Serving others in the many ways open to us - this too is worship. In fact, the whole of life can be described as worship. God is interested in our time at work, at home and at school as well as our time in church. We seek to encourage and build up every individual in our fellowship so that each may fully worship God in all areas of our lives.
These statements seek to describe ‘the way we do things’, they are not necessarily activities in their own right, but how we conduct our activities.
Christ Centred– Galatians 2:20
Jesus’ death on the cross for sin, and resurrection from the grave, are central to our faith and life. We seek to bring him our worship, to be Christ-like in the way we do things and to point everyone towards the good news of Jesus Christ.
Bible Based – 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Matthew 4:4
We aim for scripture to be the foundation of all that we do and for our actions to be driven by Biblical principles. Corporately and individually we study the Bible to understand how to apply it to our lives and activities today.
Prayerful – Luke 18:1-8
We recognise that prayer needs to underpin everything that we do, and we should pray about all things. In our activities and personal lives it is through prayer that we listen for God’s direction and bring our requests to Him.
Welcoming – Galatians 3:28, Matthew 25:35
We offer a welcome to all people no matter who they are. We seek to serve our diverse local community and want everyone to have an opportunity to know Jesus more. We celebrate that our church has so many people from different nations and backgrounds and rejoice that in Christ we can all be one.
Compassionate – Colossians 3:12-13
As we have received mercy, so we seek to show mercy and compassion to others. We seek to help those who are in need as far as we are able. We are all ‘works in progress’ and we bear with one another as we grow in faith.
Outward Looking – Acts 1:8
We look beyond our own congregation to the needs of our local community, our nation, and our world. We partner with other churches and organisations for the glory of God in Britain and around the world.