Jesus said that he came to give people LIFE in all its fullness. (John 10, verse 10)
CBC is a community of people who don’t have all the answers, haven’t got our lives all sorted, but have found that true life comes from following Jesus.
We seek to be ‘God-honouring’, which means that everything we say and do is for God’s glory and pleasure;
‘Christ-like’, which means living lives of love, grace and generosity;
and ‘Spirit-led’, which means that God is in charge!
We are part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and the Evangelical Alliance, but first and foremost we are Christians. We believe that the Bible is the final authority for life and seek to show God’s love to everyone.
This means that we are accountable to God, and to one another, for how we live our lives and how we treat others; it means not judging people by their education, age, background or skin colour; it means that every day is a gift to be enjoyed, and every relationship is a gift to be nurtured.
In practical terms, we make every effort to be inclusive. For example, all of our facilities are disabled-friendly; we operate a hearing loop system; we offer sign-language during services, we have a supply of food and clothing for the homeless and we regularly review our carbon footprint.
But please note: every member of CBC is imperfect – so we are not a perfect church! But we follow a perfect God who never gives up on anyone.