We believe the Bible gives us a clear and very attractive picture of what leadership looks like in Christ’s Kingdom and in the church. We believe that Godly leadership in the local Church is team focussed and led by one man, Jesus Christ.
We believe that God raises up, and the church recognises elders/pastors, who govern/shepherd the church. The team of pastors carries responsibility before God for the doctrine, discipline, direction and devotion of the church.
In scripture we see that deacons are to be appointed in order to release the pastors to do their work; deacons are those who serve in a capacity of senior responsibility.
Andy and Lauren Crawley
We've recently expanded our team to include the following trainee deacons:
Evangelism / Outreach
Certain individuals in the church are released to work full-time or part-time for the church in order to accomplish our goals of caring for the church well and reaching out with mercy.
Strategy and Operations Manager
Office Manager + Foodbank Manager
Admin Assistant +
CAP Debt Centre Manager
Media, Content and Design Coordinator
We seek to be raising up, training and investing in men and women, enabling them to embrace their calling, actively participate in mission and disciple future generations. Below are the staff that run the three training courses currently on offer (LEAD, Shepherd and ID) to help nurture this.
RM Training Director
LEAD Course Manager
ID Course Director
Shepherd Course Manager
The trustees are responsible for the legal management and administration of the church, ensuring that it is fulfilling its purposes and subject to general law. They ensure that their management and administration operates in complete agreement and harmony with the vision and values of the Charity (Church). The Trustees recognise the Spiritual Authority of the Rev elders in the church and seek to complement and submit to that authority, and that the elders in turn do their utmost to honour the role of the trustees in doing this.