Our Vision:

We’re a contemporary church community whose purpose is to joyfully and generously

  • love and worship God
  • love and care for each other
  • love and serve the town.

 

Our Values:

  • Welcoming all
  • Being merciful, forgiving and kind
  • Showing compassion and generosity to others in the church and the community
  • Taking God seriously but not taking ourselves too seriously
  • Focusing on the main, plain things of scripture
  • Being teachable, open and honest
  • Serving others with a self-sacrificial spirit and humble heart
  • Knowing one another and valuing real relationships
  • Being relaxed in dress and style
  • Being non-religious and relevant to the world we live in.

 

Our Vision Unpacked:

  1. At its simplest we want to love God and love our neighbours as ourselves.
  2. To be a church where God is worshipped, the bible is taught, the lost are enfolded, the poor are cared for, the weak are strengthened, the excluded are embraced, resources/finances are released, the natural environment is respected, the strong are fully working, the wider body of Christ is loved and served, all are growing towards maturity.
  3. To be a church where workers are identified, encouraged, trained, and released to do the works of the kingdom of God. This will include: children’s work, youth work, house/small group leadership, worship, prayer, counselling, preaching and teaching, poor relief, evangelism, healing, church planting, locally, nationally and overseas. Everyone can have a part to play.
  4. To be a church where everyone sees their daily work as full time service, an act of worship; be they a plumber, teacher, student, parent, nurse, artist, pastor; where the person building a wall or working in a bank sees that task as important as the preacher’s.

 

 

Please see below some of our policies:

Safeguarding Children policy 2017 /  2018

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy

Southend Vineyard privacy Notice

Confidentiality Policy

Complaints Policy