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
Starts Sunday 5th March
Jesus Speaks from the Cross
Stephen Owen will be leading this series, with Douglas Fishlock speaking on March 19th.
In the lead-up to Easter, we will be looking at the words of Jesus spoken from the cross. These words express his great love towards sinners like us, the terrible price He paid so willingly to rescue them and the victory He achieved over death, hell and Satan.
By looking at these words and their meaning we shall, God willing, come to know our Saviour better and understand the father heart of God who gave His beloved Son to redeem us.
There are seven such statements: one of these is found in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, three in Luke and three in John. God willing, we will be looking at six of these in the coming weeks.
The Word of Forgiveness
The Promise of Salvation
The Cry of Anguish
The Word of Affection
(Mothers’ Day Service)
The Shout of Victory
(Good Friday Service)
The Word of Completion
On April 9th, we shall be going back one week in time to look at the Lord Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, and of course, on the 16th we shall celebrate our Lord’s rising from the dead on Easter Sunday morning.