Who are we?
Scott Drive is an independent evangelical church affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC).
Church simply means that we are a group of believers who meet together to worship God through His divine Son, Jesus Christ.
Independent means we run our own affairs – there is no higher human organisation in charge of us which takes our money or tells us what to do! However, we do believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of our church, and we are under His authority – we are not independent of Him!
We also believe in the inter-dependence of gospel churches, which is one reason why we belong to an association known as FIEC (see link below) and work with gospel-centred churches from other denominations in the Peninsula Gospel Partnership.
Evangelical means we believe in the original gospel message that Jesus gave to his disciples (‘evangel’ is another word for gospel).
We find the record of this gospel in the Bible, which we believe was inspired by God so that generations after Christ could still receive His message.
The word ‘church’ has actually got nothing to do with a building, it just means a congregation!
For many centuries after Christ, most churches had no buildings of their own, and met mostly in homes or hired buildings.
We are fortunate today to own a building in Scott Drive – but the real church is the people!
The FIEC is a group of about 500 like-minded churches in the UK, with whom we work together, in particular to organise joint events, conferences etc.
Visit our Vision page to read more about what we are about!
We meet at
10.30am each Sunday
See events page for latest activities
Our new series started on 29th December, entitled The King forges his kingdom.
Through this series we will be studying the life of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, from the beginning of chapter 8, where he descends the mountain after his famous sermon.
Jesus comes as the second Moses, to lead God's people into a new and better
kingdom than the one promised to Moses. We hope to have the recordings of our sermons on our website, and trust that they will be a blessing to all who listen. We pray that we may help each other in discovering more about this King and the new kingdom he is forging among his people - even among us today!