This was the original Church of Promise vision statement, and although it is no longer headlines, it is by no means out of date, and still describes what we are about.
With God’s help, we are building a church of evangelical Protestant belief, as close as possible to the New Testament model, in which the Bible will be the sole authority in matters of belief and practice. Our formal Statement of faith is modelled on the Evangelical Alliance www.eauk.org basis of faith.
We invite you to join us if you have a passion for God or want to discover what it means to be part of a community of New Testament Christians. Please contact us or come to our meeting on Sunday where you will find a warm welcome!
Christian believers of all ages and backgrounds can meet for worship, teaching, encouragement, equipping, friendship and discipleship.
► All people can hear the gospel message, and see a living demonstration of its
power to change lives.
► The presence of God can be experienced by all.
► Individuals have freedom, under the leaders' authority, to exercise their
personal gifts, natural and spiritual, for the benefit of all.
► The Holy Spirit has freedom to do what he wants.
► Everyone plays an active role as part of the wider Christian church in
Newark and the surrounding area.
| The pursuit of holiness | Servanthood and generosity
| Integrity and transparency
| Friendship and good relationships | Lack of structure and informality |
| A welcoming & inclusive ethos | Team work at every level | An attitude of grace not legalism |
| Mutual encouragement | Excellence in pastoral care |
We also conform to the requirements to safeguard every person who comes into contact with our church family. Download Policy Statement here
The Church of Promise is team-led under the guidance of God and in submission to Him. The current Leadership Team comprises
Church of Promise exists as a community with everyone making a contribution. The leadership value and honour all who serve the church family and wider community.
Julie Knighton ■ Peter Smith ■ Lewis Lack ■ Margaret Steedman ■ Full time Pastor: Robin Steedman
One of the promises that God has given us is based on the prophecy found in the book of Jeremiah, Chapter 33 v 2-11
"This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.' For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians: 'They will be filled with the dead bodies of the men I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness.
" 'Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.'
"This is what the LORD says: 'You say about this place, "It is a desolate waste, without men or animals." Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying,
"Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever."
For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,' says the LORD.
We long to see God bring this promise into reality for the people of Newark
and the surrounding area.