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
Starts 12th April 2015
Matthew chapter 10
the mission commission
Matthew 10 is the chapter in the gospel where
Jesus begins to hand on the baton of mission
to his disciples, preparing them for the time
when they would take responsibility for the
mission of God on earth – spreading the
good news of the kingdom of God to the
ends of the earth.
This should startle us! Why should God
involve humans at all, with all their frailties
and weaknesses? Why not just do it
all Himself? And if he is going to choose
people, why pick twelve ordinary working
men from up-country Galilee? How can they be capable of launching a world-wide mission?
As we prepare ourselves to be better equipped
as Christ’s witnesses in the weeks leading up to, and after, Easter, let’s pay careful attention as
Jesus hands on the baton of the gospel to these twelve: it is the same baton that we have received, and God requires of us, as of the twelve, that we prove faithful in discharging our responsibility.