About All Saints
From the earliest of times people recognised Christians by the way they loved one another and those in the communities in which they lived, without consideration of race, colour or creed.
At All Saints' you will meet people who are friendly, welcoming and concerned. We take Jesus command to "Love one another" seriously; we enjoy each others company as much as making new friends.
For further information about who we are see our Core Value statements below or get in touch with Rev. David West firstname.lastname@example.org
With thanks, David West
Our four core values will tell you much about us, though they in no way say everything that there is to say;
- We are governed by the SCRIPTURES. That we recognise in them ( as Article 5 of the 39 Articles ) revealing all things necessary to salvation; according our Lord Jesus, in both Old and New Testaments, his rightful place as Lord and Saviour and so transform and inform us by the power of God's Spirit to make mature disciples / followers of Jesus.
BEING and MAKING DISCIPLES. Our aim is to follow the example that Jesus set for us in reaching out and welcoming others, but with what purpose in mind? To simply meet people where they are, appropriately challenging one another to understand what it means in our post modern 21st century society to be disciples of Jesus. In this we are mindful of Jesus final words to his disciples;
"go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you"( Matthew 28: 19 & 20 ).
That our ministry endeavour be organised on a TEAM APPROACH and that the particular focus of the Minister be to facilitate the establishment of teams for the work of ministry, as St. Paul has directed;
"It was he (Jesus) who gave (to the Church) some to be Apostles, some to be Prophets, some to be Evangelists, and some to be Pastors and Teachers to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ"( Ephesians 4:11 - 13 ). A team approach will normally mean not less than four persons joining together, working cooperatively to serve in a particular way.
CREATIVE; The recognition that as God is revealed to us first as creative;
"In the beginning God created"( Genesis 1:1 ), so the ascended Son has poured out a vast array of creative gifts on people everywhere;
" when he (Jesus) ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to people"( Ephesians 4:8 ) As with our third Core Value, the task of leadership becomes the recognising of the creative gifts that God has given to people to serve others within the context of teams. The creative church is a niche, consistent with our community, our architecture, our musical heritage as well as the Divine design within each one of us.