About Us


OUR HISTORY



In 1993, a group of just twelve people set out to start a church with a difference – a place where ordinary non-religious people could come and make a life-transforming discovery that they matter to God and that they matter to other people.

That group of people – now a much larger group, numbering over 200 at Kingfisher Tredworth- believed that Church should be the place where people can go and find help when life falls apart, a sense of belonging in the face of growing isolation in society, and a sense of purpose as they discover who God made them to be and what they should be doing with their lives.

Kingfisher isn’t just a traditional church for “religious” people – its a place for ordinary people who want their lives to be transformed and who want to be a part of a growing community of people of all ages and backgrounds who are discovering the truth of Jesus’ words: “My purpose is to give LIFE in all its fullness” (John 10:10, The Living Bible)



CORE VALUES



OUR MISSION

To reach lost people and see them transformed into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

  • We believe in God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. One God in three persons
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, fully God and fully man. He was born by virgin birth (Luke 1:27), lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), died on a cross to pay the price for the sins of the world (Romans 6:10) and physically rose from the dead on the third day (Matthew 28:1-10). He is the one and only sacrifice that is required to make attonement for our sins (Hebrews 7:27).
  • We believe all have sinned (Revelation 20:11-15) and fallen short of God’s required standards (Romans 3:23). Sin is both a state we are born into and something we do through our thoughts, words and actions. The wages of sin is death, and apart from the work of Jesus Christ, which each individual must appropriate for themelves, human beings are headed for hell (John 3:16).
  • Heaven and Hell are both realities (Hebrews 9:24 & 2 Peter 2:4). Heaven is the destination of all those who have come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:1). Hell, the place of eternal punishment for the unrighteous, is more terrible than language can express – a state of complete isolation from the presence of God.
  • We believe that there will be a day of judgement as described in (Matthew 25:31-46). Those who have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, will stand uncondemned, with their acts of righteousness bearing testimony to the presence and work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
  • We believe that the Bible is the eternal Word of God and our ultimate authority under God. It is divinely inspired, infallible and complete in form and content (Psalm 119:105).

OUR CORE VALUES

As a church we are always open to trying new things and seeing where God is leading, holding lightly to most that we do. These values are the things that will never change and direct how we go about being church together.

  • We seek to put God first in everything we do
  • Our ultimate authority is the Bible
  • Lost people matter to God and so they matter to us, and we seek to reach them in culturally sensitive ways
  • We seek to grow Biblical Community, based on loving kindness, honesty, integrity in relationships and a commitment to conflict resolution
  • We seek to live and act prophetically as a church
  • Full devotion to Jesus Christ is our aim for the Christian life, through personal spiritual growth and through being equipped and released to further the kingdom and reach one’s full potential for Christ
  • We shall never arrive – we shall continue to expand and grow until the whole world is pursuing full devotion to Jesus Christ