OUR MISSION: To produce committed & passionate followers of Jesus
OUR VISION: To be a small group-based church; a family of ‘House Churches’ in which Christ is central, relationships are foundational, participation is encouraged, and mission is a priority.
OUR CORE VALUES: A Commitment to Healthy Relationships – We believe being a Christian means belonging to a family, rather than to a religious institution. Church isn’t a building or a set of programmes. It isn’t something we do or attend. The church is us – people in relationship – and we need each other. To be committed to a church is to be committed to a family.
Small Groups are the Heartbeat of Church Life – We are committed to small groups that are ‘self-contained’ by nature. Rather than being special interest groups that concentrate on one specific task (eg. Bible study), our small groups are ‘basic Christian communities’ – the core unit of church life.
Every Believer is a Minister – We believe ministry is everyone’s role – that all of God’s children are called and gifted to minister. We all have a part to play. We believe it’s essential for every believer at WBBC to discover and use their gifts in church life. For us, church is not a spectator sport!
The Church Exists for those Outside Itself – We believe the church is God’s chosen vehicle for communicating His love to the world – that we really do exist for those outside the church.
Therefore we believe that relationships characterised by love, commitment, vulnerability, accountability and practical support are absolutely foundational in God’s plan for church life. Healthy relationships provide the climate for healthy spiritual growth and for a healthy and credible witness to the world.