Who are we?
Scott Drive is an independent evangelical church affiliated to the Fellowship of 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!