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
Visit Services and Sermons page for details
of other services and meetings
New Sunday morning series:
Abraham, father of faith
Starting Sunday 10th January 2016
The story of God's rescue of mankind, which we have thought about again at Christmas, really began with his call to Abraham back in the early chapters of Genesis. Abraham was the first Jew, and still today Jews trace their descent from him. But Christians too can call Abraham their father! In our case, he is our father by faith (Romans 4:11). Abraham's life, therefore, has much to teach us, so that we, like him, may be called God's friend; and it is the true children of Abraham - children by faith - who will inherit the promises God gave to him (Galatians 3:29).
So do make it a priority to come as regularly as possible on Sunday mornings as we start this new year, so that together we may gain the benefit of understanding both the call to faith, and the promised rewards of that faith!