||Statement Of Faith
As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ we are known as Christians, and
as such we are members of the true Church. This Church consists
of people who have been born of the Spirit of God, and who seek to know
God's will and to walk in His ways.
2. We hold
to the great doctrines of the Church as revealed in the Bible. A
brief statement of the main teachings to which we adhere is given below.
In common with many churches, this fellowship is responsible directly
to the Lord Jesus Christ, and not to a national or denominational
4. The Elders in the church are
accountable to God for the overseeing and guiding of the church,
following the teachings of the Bible. The Elders are recognised
by the church as spiritual helpers and leaders in the things of God.
Believers in Christ are baptised by immersion in water, to signify that
they have been identified with their Lord in His death, burial and
resurrection. This is an act of allegiance and profession of
faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
On Sundays we observe the ordinance of the Lord's Supper. In the
symbols of bread and wine we remember Jesus Christ and worship Him
whose body was broken and whose blood was shed for us. We are
glad to invite all who love our Lord Jesus in sincerity and truth and
seek to live as Christians to worship with us at the Lord’s Table.
On Sunday and during the week, meetings are arranged in which the
truths of the Bible are taught and prayer is made. These
gatherings are for the spiritual help and health of all members.
Fellowship: the church is a family that shares. We are all one in
Christ and share our joys and sorrows. We join together in
worship, instruction and Christian service, and we seek to help one
another in any way we can. Each member has some contribution to
make to the church fellowship.
9. It is our
business to inform others about our Saviour, the Lord Jesus
Christ. We do this wherever we live and work. We also do
this as a church by visiting homes and holding meetings for adults,
young people and children.
10. Visitors are welcome to all our services.
We are interested in a variety of Christian work in this country and
also in the work of missionaries overseas. Gifts from the church
are made to missions and missionaries from time to time. As an
independent evangelical church we enjoy fellowship with other
evangelical churches and bodies in Norwich and throughout the country
and take a share in other evangelical united efforts in our locality.
As Christians we worship together and also read and study the Bible at
home as well as taking time to pray. We not only give ourselves
to the Lord but also give our time and money as enabled, and seek to
live as pleasing to God.
13. Any who feel at
one with us and desire to commit themselves to the fellowship of this
church should ask to see an Elder who will be pleased to have a talk
and answer questions. Those who become members of the fellowship
agree to follow the criteria for membership as determined by the Elders.
Statement Of Beliefs
1. That the Bible is inspired by God and was written by men under His control.
That Jesus Christ is God the Son and was born as a human being in a
supernatural way. Although tempted, He did not sin.
3. The human race has become alienated from God because by nature and by practice all of us are sinners.
God's love for everyone is demonstrated by the death of His Son on the
cross, where He bore the judgement of God upon sin.
That Jesus was raised from the dead and is alive today in heaven,
having been given all power and authority.
That everyone needs to repent of their sins, and believe that Jesus
Christ died for them, that they might know their sins forgiven.
That the believer receives assurance within themselves from God the
Holy Spirit that they have become a child of God.
8. That the day of judgment is coming.
That the Lord Jesus Christ will shortly come again to take from this
world all those who by faith acknowledge Him as Saviour and Lord, thus
ending this present age, and everyone's opportunity to get right with
10. That those who reject or ignore God's offer of salvation will endure eternal separation from God.
11. That those who accept are those who will enjoy eternal happiness in the presence of God.
12. That God, having put all evil away, will reign supreme in glory over all His universe.
Statement Of Ethos
ethos of Meadow Way Chapel is our motivation for all our work – it is
the reason why we do what we do. It is to work together to extend
Jesus' model of the Kingdom of God on earth by living out a lifestyle
of love, truth, justice, mercy and forgiveness, according to his
teaching. We are inspired by his message, life and example
through which God's unconditional love for all people is expressed.
ways we work together and behave with one another are a demonstration
and authentication of our ethos. It is through these
relationships, with each other and those whom we seek to serve, that we
practice our ethos.
Our ethos or motivation, and therefore our
relationships, are rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ and in his love,
which compels us to serve others, putting their needs first. When
we work together it is this faith that directs and influences both our
internal relationships as well as our work with those whom Meadow Way
Chapel is seeking to serve.
In this way Meadow Way Chapel
operates on the understanding that our activities are simply an
outworking of our faith; that our 'doing' derives directly from our
'being'. There is an essential and indissoluble link between the
inner and the outer, the private life and the public face of Meadow Way
Chapel. The link between who we are and what we do cannot be