We are a congregation:-
Committed to weekly worship of the Lord
Dedicated to learning and obeying the Word of God
Motivated to witness to our community by word and action that Jesus is the only way to salvation
Encouraging support and prayer for mission in our world
How existing organisations/activities/fits into mission:
The B.B./G.B. provides connections with families from throughout the district, some with no church connection. Evangelism lies at the heart of this work.
The Sunday School proves an effective witness to children and their parents. The teachers have been a positive catalyst for change in key areas of church life.
The Senior Citizen’s Fellowship – has an average of 70 people coming from different backgrounds. It is a ministry with a strong evangelistic thrust.
P.W. – is a caring fellowship for women which provides an opportunity for discipleship, a monthly prayer meeting and information about missionaries. Practical assistance is provided through catering at funerals
Women's Bible Study - opportunity for women to fellowship, pray and study.
Youth Work - seeking to redevlop our youth work amongst teens and twenties.
Mission to people on the fringes of congregation:
Our mission needs to begin by reconnecting with the many families and individuals who belong to us only in name.
We see a number of key ways in which this can be done:
Better communication through the development of our website, Facebook, Twitter, CD ministry and publicity stand about church activities placed where parents collect children from organisations.
Full Attendance Sunday provides an opportunity for personal invitations to be distributed by elders.
Harvest Thanksgiving is developing into an opportunity to connect with people on the fringes anf those with no church connection.
Mission to surrounding community:
Holiday Bible Club
Door to door visitation
Partnership in Mission/awareness and support of mission elsewhere:
Missionary agent appointed to keep the congregation updated about missionary work.
We have a direct link with – ECM in Waterford (Colin & Alison Holmes).
Relationship with Vision of Good Hope, Moldova
Encourage our Boys’ Brigade Company to maintain the link with Down Battalion Boys’ Brigade and Fields of Life.
Advertise and promote summer camps for children and young people to participate and lead in.
Discipleship and fellowship:
Our prayer is that through our work and witness people will come to Christ and play an active part in this church.
Those in Full Membership will lead by example.
Actions are being taken to make our church a place where people feel loved, nurtured and welcome.
Tea once per month after the evening service. This is normally the first Sunday evening in the month.
An opportunity to support young married couples by creating opportunities for them to meet together.
Focus on the establishment of a Men’s Fellowship group, to organise a series of events during the year for the men associated with the congregation.
Monthly joint services with 2nd/3rd Presbyterian Church.
Greater one-to-one contact with new believers and running courses on an annual basis for new communicants, marriage, Christianity and Discipleship Explored.