Who we are
Our website address is: https://biblechristian.org.uk.
Bible Christian Methodist Church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance, As a member it agrees to adopt the Evangelical’s Statement of Faith which is as below:
BASIS OF FAITH
We believe in …
1 The one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
2 The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
3 The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and NewTestament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
4 The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
5 The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ-born of the Virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
6 The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
7 The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his Ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
8 The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
9 The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
10 The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers – given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
11 The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
Safeguarding policy statement
Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of humans in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
We are committed to:
- the care and nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults
- the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
- the establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is informed vigilance as to the dangers of abuse
We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes.
We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that a child, young person or adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and local authority in any investigation.
We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our Church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
In all these principles, we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.
Safeguarding Policy of the West Cornwall Circuit is available at http://westcornwallmethodists.org.uk/circuit-safeguarding-policy/
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