Faith Chapel Crayford Kent UK
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
– Matthew 5:14 .
Our Core Values
Our life’s purpose is to be like Jesus Christ
Our mission in life is to be like Christ. We seek to accomplish this by daily studying
and applying the Word of God, consistent communication with Christ in prayer and
worship. We aspire to live a life of holiness, modelling Christ character and purpose.
Scripture references: Matt 18:2 -22; Phil 3:3, 10; Galatians 4:19
We love people unconditionally
Church is designed to be a love-filled environment, a place where people can come
in and feel welcomed, loved and respected. We promote love in our midst by
providing the right environment to share and experience the love of Christ.
Scripture references: John 13:34; Romans 13:8; Gal 5:14; 1 Peter 1:22
Lost people matter to God; therefore, they matter to us
We are a chosen and appointed people responding to the command of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into the entire world sharing the forgiveness and love of God. We are called to show people how to discover and experience the unique nature of God’s love and forgiveness for themselves.
Scripture references: Matt 28:18-20; Matt 18:12 -14; John 15:16; Luke 14:23
We promote Unity in the Church
Unity is our strength. We desire that unity be upheld in every facet of our Church. We work together with one vision and one purpose, submitting to God and the leadership of the Church.
Scripture references: Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:3; John 17:21-22
The strength of our society is based on the unity of the family
The Christian family is the foundation of our Church. We are committed to providing an environment that encourages and strengthens the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. We promote raising godly children through Christian parenting principles where love prevails in the home according to the word of God. We encourage single adults to engage in holy and godly courtship leading to marriage. Marriage is for life and we do not subscribe to divorce. We encourage all families in our Church to grow and walk in the fear of God.
Scripture references: Matt 19:5-6; Heb. 13:4; Proverbs 22:6; 1 Corinthians 7
Accountability to God and to one another
We are accountable to God and one another for our conduct. We value all resources (people, time, property, and money) entrusted to our care by God. We exhibit discipline and consistency in our walk with God and living by His Word.
Scripture references: Philippians 4:8 Proverbs 10:9; Eph 5:15-16; Matt, 24:45-46; 1, Corinthians 4:1
The way to greatness is through service
We follow Christ’s path to greatness by serving one another and our community. Our ministries provide an avenue for everyone to serve and impact our community for Christ by their actions and contributions. We encourage everybody to make themselves available for service.
Scripture references: John 13:5-8; Matt 5:13; Matt 23:11; Luke 10:33-37
Equipping people for daily living
Jesus demonstrated the importance of equipping his followers through training for daily living and service to God. Likewise, we equip ourselves through constant training which covers life teachings and the doctrines of Christ such as Baptism and Repentance etc. The training we receive empowers us for daily living.
Scripture references: Deuteronomy 4:5; Proverbs 4:4-7; John 8:2; Ephesians 4:14
Excellence honours God and inspires people
The excellence of God’s character and handwork is reflected on how we run our church. We strive to have every aspect of ministry done to the best of our ability. We are determined to continuously raise the standard of excellence in our worship and service to God. As such, we constantly measure, evaluate, and review our effectiveness in every area of ministry. We are committed to working together, using our unique gifts and abilities to accomplish what God has called us to do.
Scripture Reference: Gen 1:26, 31, Heb. 11:4, Ephesians 4:16, 1, Corinthians 12:12-27
Creativity reflects God’s nature
Everyone has the creative ability of God within them and a unique purpose to fulfil on earth. As a Church we provide an environment that motivates and challenges people to develop, nurture and promote their God-given abilities. We challenge ourselves to think “out of the box” by continually reinventing ideas and programs so that we can be relevant to our generation. We ask the ‘Why’, ‘What’, ‘When’ and ‘How’ questions in whatever we do or promote as we refuse to be satisfied with the status quo.
Scripture References: Genesis 1:1, 27; Psalm 19:1-3; Exodus 31:3-5
Everyone deserves another chance
We recognize that we are ALL forgiven people and we are not perfect. Therefore, we are committed in love and humility to restore people who have backslidden or fallen into sin; leading them back to Christ as they acknowledge their wrongs, confess their faults and amend their ways. We constantly emphasize that God hates sin.
Scripture References: Galatians 6:1; Jude 1:22-23