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 1st February
Jerusalem under Judgment
Jeremiah's ministry as a prophet spanned over 40 years, from around 627BC to sometime after 587BC. These were climactic years in the region, witnessing the overthrow of the great Assyrian Empire and the rise to power of
Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. These were also
years of crisis for the beleaguered kingdom of Judah,
caught up in this struggle between the super-powers
of that age. Jeremiah was tasked with bringing God's
word to the people of Jerusalem and of Judah in these testing times. Once again, the Lord called for them to be faithful to Him. Sadly, the burden of Jeremiah's message was that their failure to live by faith in Him was leading inexorably to judgment and disaster.
Christians today will feel they have much in common with Jeremiah, as we too face increasing pressure from all sides to give up on living by 'every word that proceeds from the mouth of God'. It is as important as ever for us to hear God's voice speaking clearly, and to heed what he says - knowing that to do otherwise is to court judgment and disaster.