Core Values & Vision

Core values

The Bible

We hold to the Old and New Testaments, infallible and inspired by God, to be our ultimate authority regarding all things necessary for the glory of God and for the salvation, faith, and life of the church. (2 Timothy 3:16,17)


God, by His Spirit and Word, calls the world to honour Him as God and to worship Him only. Conscious of God’s grace to us in Jesus Christ, we respond in joyful obedience to publicly and formally worship Him twice each Lord's Day. (Psalm 100)


As a worshiping church, we commit ourselves to being a fellowship united in Christ; to live in mutual love, humility, and care as we spend time together; and to use our resources and gifts for each other and the community. (Philippians 2:1-4; Col. 3:14-17)

Our Vision and Aim

  1. ​To uphold and provide the tradition of expository Christ-centred preaching. (Neh.8:5-8; Luke 24:25-27, 44)

  2. ​To worship God in obedience to His Word. (Ps. 100; John 4:23-24)

  3. To be a discipling church - training in Biblical doctrine and godly living.

  4. ​To supply competent pastoral care for each ​member of the church family. (Acts 20:28-31; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

  5. ​To advance the missionary work of the ​church in the Chatham area and throughout ​the world. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)

  6. To serve our church and community through ministries of mercy. (Micah 6:8; Acts 6:1-7)

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