Vision and Values

Our vision and values elaborate the church’s mission statement.


  • To witness to the gospel of Jesus across Durham City, in the University and beyond.
  • To be an open Church that welcomes everyone and invites them into the life-transforming truth about Jesus.
  • To serve the communities of Durham with love and humility.
  • To equip people to make an impact for God in Church and society both locally, nationally and around the world.
  • To act as a catalyst for partnership and mission in the body of Christ.

Core Values

  • To pursue a radical vision of the Church—under Scripture, alive in the power of the Spirit and spreading the good news of Jesus.
  • To communicate the kingdom message of Jesus’ saving death and resurrection with passion through words, works and wonders.
  • To be a community of wholehearted disciples—following Jesus in every part of our lives.
  • To focus our common life on being a worshipping, gracious and loving community, where everyone can grow in faith through prayer and living out the Bible, and where together we witness to God’s grace in Jesus Christ.
  • To order our life together as Christ’s body so that the gifts that the Holy Spirit gives to each contribute to the common good.
  • To put God at the centre of all we are and do.