About us

The Community Church is a church family whose lives have been changed by Jesus in Honiton and the surrounding area. We are committed to growing together in loving God and each other. We want everyone to know about Jesus by reaching into our community and out into the nations. The Community Church is a part of Newfrontiers, a worldwide family of churches together on a mission.

The church is led by Adrian Birks and a team of leaders.

The Community Church has a vision to make a difference in the heart of our community in Honiton, Sidmouth and the surrounding areas. We aim to do this by focusing on four particular values:

1. Loving God
We want to give Him the best of our time and energy to make Him known and bring Him glory.

2. Loving each other
We are convinced that one of the greatest needs of this generation is to build strong, supportive communities – our vision is to be such a community.

3. Loving those who don’t know Jesus
We are building a church that prioritises others with the good news of Christ.

4. Going to the nations
Our commission is to reach the ends of the earth, as well as reaching Honiton.

We base ourselves on the values of Newfrontiers, a family of worldwide churches together on a mission.

We believe in

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of Godin creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  8. The justification of sinnerssolely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  10. The Church, the body of Christboth local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  11. The personal and visible return of JesusChrist to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

Taken from the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith

Our family of churches

The Community Church belongs to Newfrontiers, a worldwide family of churches together on a mission, with over 850 churches in over 60 nations, on every continent. Newfrontiers aims to restore the church by making disciples, training leaders, planting churches and reaching the nations.

First century churches were vibrant communities where each member had a valuable role. They cared for others both in the church and the wider society and were places where the Holy Spirit’s gifts were excitingly evident. We are passionately committed to restoring church life in line with these principles, for the benefit of our society.

With a passionate commitment to build the church according to New Testament principles, we believe that the most effective form of evangelism is worked out from strong local churches. In the churches the gifts of the Spirit are outworked, there is joy in caring one for the other, there is a desire to make a difference in society and an urgency to reach those in need. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Advancing the Kingdom
  • Restoring the Church
  • Making disciples
  • Training leaders
  • Starting churches
  • Reaching the Nations

Find out more about Newfrontiers’ mission at newfrontiersuk.org

Commission

The Community Church is a Commission church, which is one of the spheres which belongs to Newfrontiers. Commission is a family of churches based in the UK, Spain, Portugal and other nations.

These churches actively work together in seeing the kingdom advance through church planting, raising leaders, ministry with the poor and going to the nations. Find out more at www.commission-together.org.

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