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We love God.  More importantly, He loves us. 

At the heart of Christ Church Wollaton is the good news that God loves us and sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross to save us.                                          

On this page you can find out more about what we believe as a church.  You can check out our vision and values as well as our statement of faith.  Or else read on to hear more about the good news of Jesus.

the best news in the world

The message of Jesus is really good news.  In fact it’s the best news you could ever hear.  Because it tells us how messed up, broken people like us can be reunited with God, the one who made us and loves us.  It’s news which brings us hope and gives us purpose.

But many people dismiss it without giving it serious thought; like receiving a bundle of money in the post and throwing it in the recycling without opening it.  At Christ Church, we’d love to simply explain the good news (and why we think it’s so good) so you can open that envelope and make your mind up for yourself.

The good news is simple enough to explain in a few pages using a few simple pictures.  Click on the picture below to check out a simple outline of the Christian message called Two Ways To Live.

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Or to look at the same news from a different angle, why not watch this short video below all about what God is like how we were made to be adopted into His family.

The message of Jesus is great news.  If you'd like to find out more, we want Christ Church to be a place where you're free to ask questions, think and discover for yourself.  If you’d like to talk about anything you have read or seen here, or you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our contact page.  Or why not come along on a Sunday and ask your questions there.  You might like to come to a Christianity Explored course we run to look at these things in more depth.  We’d love to help however we can.

vision and values

Here you’ll find out more about our DNA as a church; what makes Christ Church distinctive.

Our ultimate purpose at Christ Church Wollaton is to glorify God.  We believe that we do this as we seek to…

  • reach out – we want to tell everyone what God has done in Jesus
  • build up – we want to help one another grow in our relationship with God, so that we know Jesus better and prayerfully shape our lives in the light of His will
  • send out – we want to encourage and train every Christian to use their God-given gifts in his service, and to send people out to proclaim His Word throughout the world and in their everyday lives

Christ Church Wollaton is an evangelical church.  Here are three ministry values which underpin what that means and which spell out our agenda:

  • the means of gospel ministry is the prayerful teaching of the Bible– it is as the Bible is taught in the power of the Spirit that God’s voice is heard
  • the heart of gospel ministry is the proclamation of Christ crucified – because the message of the cross is God’s way of saving people from His coming wrath
  • the focus for gospel ministry is the local church– it is primarily through the local church that unbelievers are brought to faith in Christ and believers are built up in Him

Hopefully this gives you some idea of the sort of church we are.  To find out more about what we believe, check out our Statement Of Faith below.

statement of faith

Christ Church Wollaton is a mainstream Christian church, teaching what the vast majority of Christians have believed for centuries.  This is reflected in our Statement Of Faith, which is a summary of the core things we believe as Christians, which guide us as a church and which we ask all our members to identity that they believe.

You don’t have to agree with all of it to come along of course, but these are the kinds of things we teach at Christ Church as we look together at what God says in the Bible.  They all centre on the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

  • There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
  • The Bible, as originally given, is the inspired and infallible Word of God.  It is the supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour.
  • Since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born of a virgin; his humanity is real and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised bodily from death and is now reigning over heaven and earth.
  • Sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death once and for all time of their representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between them and God.
  • Those who believe in Christ are pardoned all their sins and accepted in God’s sight only because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them; this justification is God’s act of undeserved mercy, received solely by trust in him and not by their own efforts.
  • The Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ.
  • The Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated.  He makes them increasingly Christlike in character and behaviour and gives them power for their witness in the world.
  • The one holy universal church is the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone, to execute God’s just condemnation on those who have not repented and to receive the redeemed to eternal glory.

If you have any questions about what we believe, a great way to explore things further is simply to come along on a Sunday and chat with us.  We’d love to discuss things with you over a coffee.  Alternatively, if you’d like to arrange to meeting someone to talk further, do get in touch with us via our contact page.  You can also listen to all our sermons online here.