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What we believe

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CBC is a worshipping, witnessing community, faithful to the good news of Jesus Christ.
By God’s grace
we are seeking to follow Jesus, eager to be joyfully sharing the gospel
and committed to serving others

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We believe that the church is a fellowship, a group of people going in the same direction and a community united in spirit and purpose.

We believe that the church is a body, everyone is a part of the whole contributing according to the grace and gifts of God. It is an organism rather than an organisation.

We believe that the church is a family, we operate on the basis of relationships rather than rules. We belong to one another and are accountable to one another.

What Baptists believe
The five core values of the Baptist Union of Great Britain are that the local church should be:-

A Worshipping Community
Following Jesus in engaging in worship and prayer which inspire and undergird all we are and do. Exploring and expressing what it means to live together as the people of God, obeying his Word and following Christ in the whole of daily life.

A Missionary Community
Following Jesus in demonstrating in word and action God’s forgiving and healing love. Calling & enabling people to experience the love of God for themselves.

An Inclusive Community
Following Jesus in transcending barriers of gender, language, race, class, age and culture. Identifying with those who are rejected, deprived and powerless.

A Prophetic Community
Following Jesus in confronting evil, injustice and hypocrisy. Challenging worldly concepts of power, wealth, status and security.

A Sacrificial Community
Following Jesus in accepting vulnerability and the necessity of sacrifice. Seeking to reflect the generous, life-giving nature of God.