What We BELIEVE
Our core values and doctrine
Here’s our vision statement, which gives a pretty clear view of our purpose as a church.
To see our church honouring God through a vibrant and growing church family.
To be rooted in the Bible and in prayer, united in our love for God and our care for each other.
To be effective disciples of Jesus, with every member empowered by the Holy Spirit, discovering and using their spiritual gifts.
To see God’s kingdom expanding and flourishing in our neighbourhood and beyond.
To reach out to our community, providing help and support to people of all ages and backgrounds.
While we have close links with the other churches in Enderby, as well as other churches in Leicester, we also see the need to belong to something bigger than ourselves.
We are part of the Ground Level Network of churches.
Ground Level is a network of nearly 100 churches coming together through regional and relational connections. Ground Level exists to equip, support and care for churches and ministries.
Ground Level is seeking to have a growing influence for good in our nation, affecting society in any positive way we can. We believe that the church is to be a prophetic voice that models Word and Spirit along with Relationship and Kingdom.
"Christian leadership has more to do with caring than anything else. The Bible word ‘pastor’ really means ‘shepherd’. Our church leaders, trustees, and Life Group leaders are very gifted and influential people who are deeply committed to helping and nurturing the people who are under their care."
Chris & Pam
Chris Thomson, our pastor, came to Enderby years ago as a Missionary from America and has seen our church grow from humble beginnings. Chris is a respected Bible teacher and conference speaker. Chris and Pam have two grown-up children.
Chris is joined by Roger Berrie, an elder of the church. Roger is founder of a ministry in India, which includes a church and residential school where orphaned children or those in poverty are taken from the slum and given a new life with health, education, and hope for the future.
Chris & Pam are supported by a wider team of gifted leaders who share in the decisions that steer the direction of the church. They are Dave & Julie Banton, Andy & Jill Briars, Jonathan Briars, Rhianna Briars, Chris & Katrina Clark, Adrian & Lisa Boyall-Love, and Gary & Helen Spencer.
Life Group Leaders
Our Life Group leaders are Karen Smith & Fay Tuttle and Chris & Pam Thompson.
There is also a team of dedicated trustees who oversee the running of the church, with a view towards legalities, the charity commission, and financial accountability. They are Andy Briars, Dave Banton, and Paul Thomasson.