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 for links to some of our policies:

 

Safeguarding Children policy 2017 /  2018

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy

Southend Vineyard privacy Notice

Confidentiality Policy

Complaints Policy