The St Nicolas' Church Council have adopted the following Mission Statement -
"To worship God, to grow in faith and to share Jesus Christ with others."To implement this mission, the church has the following aims -
We want to be a vibrant growing church - looking upward
We aim under God to be a church committed to corporate and individual prayer, encountering God in excellent worship, growing together towards maturity in Christ as we feed on the word of God.We seek to know and worship God through Christ in the power of the holy Spirit so that in every part of our lives we encounter His presence and glory.We seek to live in obedience to God's word, learning to submit to scripture with integrity in all our decisions.We seek to depend on the Holy Spirit and prayer, recognising that no effective work is done without complete dependence on the Holy Spirit, and committed corporate and individual prayer.
We want to be a vibrant growing church - looking inward
We aim under God to be a church family where God's love is shared as we care for, love, support and value each other. In that family we aim to develop every member's gifts equipping and resourcing the body of Christ for ministry.We seek to relate to each other in the grace of Christ, governing our relationships and attitudes to each other in the church with grace, integrity and love from God.We seek to value all people as potential brothers and sisters in Christ, and all members of the body of Christ as actual brothers and sisters in Christ ,to whom we are accountable, each one having a gift from God that is vital for our life together in the body of Christ.We seek to minister as servants , accepting sacrifice as fundamental to a Christ-like servant ministry and acknowledging that suffering and simple trust are integral to walking the way of the cross.
We want to be a vibrant growing church - looking outward
We aim under God to be a church which shares the gospel openly and effectively, with a programme which proclaims Christ byword and action both locally and further afield.We seek to value the poor , sharing the gospel of the love of God in truth and with action combining an open-handedness to the poor and needy and to those without Christ with a simplicity of lifestyle.We seek to share the gospel of the love of God with those who are without Christ who live locally: at the same time recognising that God's work at St. Nicolas' is only part of God's work world-wide and seeking humbly to learn from and be informed , supportive and prayerful concerning mission in other parts of the world.