...in the Bible
As an evangelical church, we believe that the whole of the Bible is “inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” – 2 Timothy 3v16
We also acknowledge that Jesus (as he is revealed to us in the Bible), is Lord and our ultimate authority. We believe that as a local church we can trust Jesus to guide and direct us. This means that all the big decisions facing us as a church are made by the church members coming together in prayer; seeking to hear what Jesus might be saying to us – by His Spirit and through the Bible.
To us, the Bible is clear; Jesus said anyone who chooses to follow Him should make their decision public by being baptised (literally, “dipped”) in water. This might seem like quite a strange thing to do, but we baptise people when they become followers of Jesus because that’s what Jesus said we should do! Sometimes we do this in a small pool in the church, and sometimes we do it in the sea nearby…so, if you’re on the beach at Colwell, keep an eye out for us!
Baptism is important for lots of reasons and is meaningful in lots of different ways – please do pop in and ask us if you would like to know more about why this is so important to us.
...in living it out
We also believe that Jesus has commissioned everyone who follows Him to share their story and their experience of Jesus with others. Jesus told people to make disciples and make a difference all over the world – so we aim to do that here, in Colwell, across the wider West Wight area and even further, throughout the rest of the world.