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What We Believe

In Brief..

We are a congregation of the United Free Church of Scotland. We are a small, united, joyful and worshipping community of God. Our gatherings are characterised by informality, a genuine seeking to understand what it means to follow Jesus Christ, and a reliance on the guidance of the Bible and of the Holy Spirit. At our gatherings, everyone has the right to ask questions, share ideas and contribute to the discussions that we have. We try to love one another as best we can and listen to each other’s voices. (For more details of what we believe theologically, we would point you to the summary at the bottom of this page).

Some of Our Stories

Everyone’s story is different. In the short videos below, a few of us explain how we discovered our faith, and how it impacts our lives.




What We Believe Theologically

‘Statements of Faith’ are many and varied. As such, it is not a simple thing to select some particular statements as ‘fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith’, because any statement which could be made is open to different understandings and interpretation. Also, many Statements are located in a particular period of time and faced peculiar historical situations. Recognising the limitations of any simple statement, and without attempting to be exhaustive, the following represents our fundamental beliefs:

  • We worship one true God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each of
    whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
  • We believe that this God is the origin and Creator of all things.
  • Our knowledge of God comes primarily from the Bible. Through these writings God speaks.
  • The Bible describes that God is holy, righteous, merciful and steadfastly loving. He desires that people
    should live in complete friendship with Him and each other.
  • The Bible reveals that people are inherently broken and selfish and, in this condition, they do not fulfil
    God’s purposes for their lives. As long as people remain in this condition, they are alienated from God
    and unable to find their own way back to Him.
  • The Bible describes the life, teaching, crucifixion and triumphant resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that
    the purpose of Christ’s life, death and resurrection was to fully reveal God to humanity and to bring
    them back into relationship with God.
  • By the working of the Holy Spirit, all people are invited and enabled to turn from brokenness and sin, to
    put their faith and complete trust in Christ and, in so doing, to live in complete friendship with God.
  • In this response to the work of God, Christians possess a new life that is characterised by worship,
    praise, thanksgiving, contentment, peace, freedom, service, witness and love.
  • We acknowledge that Christians are not immune from grief and pain; in addition, they are called to be
    ready for sacrifice in following and serving Christ. Yet, in spite of this, or through this, Christians are
    assured of the help of God in bearing the burdens of life and overcoming its difficulties.
  • In the light of the resurrection of Jesus, we believe that Christians shall receive eternal life with God.