Who we are

 

OUR VALUES 

We are the parish church for Oundle. We exist to serve and to share God’s good news with all who live here.

As a church family, our hope and prayer is that all would:

KNOW God’s love in their hearts.

LIVE in response to God’s love as disciples of Jesus

GIVE God’s love to others through word and action.

We seek to:

Teach God’s Word faithfully

Make disciples of Jesus at every age and stage

Equip everyone to be part of God’s mission

Care for the lost, the last and the least

Live as God’s family, sharing joys and sorrows

Offer breadth and authenticity in worship

We are a family of Christians of all ages who love to welcome new people. A belief in the limitless grace of God is at the heart of all we seek to be as we pray, laugh, worship, eat, learn, cry and grow together.

Believing in God as Father, Son and Spirit, the life death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to all that we want to share with others.

This only gives you a snapshot of what we value at St Peter’s. The best way to find out what really matters to us is to come along and get to know us. We’d love to meet you and get to know you!
 

OUR VISION

 

At St Peter’s we have articulated goals to be working towards over the next five years:

Because we love Jesus and want others to know Him, we are prayerfully working towards:

 

Growing deeper

Every member of the church family will be growing as disciples of Jesus and growing in their relationships with each other. We prayerfully look to see 70% of our Electoral Roll belonging to small groups within the church.

Praying often

We will be a church family whose first instinct is to pray because we know we depend on God. A community where prayer meetings matter and prayer happens naturally and habitually and all the time.  We prayerfully look to see 50% of our Electoral Roll attending termly prayer meetings.

Moving outward

Every member of the church family will be eager to reach out in love to our community and beyond. We will be an active presence beyond our church walls in Oundle. We prayerfully look to be a refuge for those in need – going above and beyond in loving action.

Getting bigger

Every member of the church family will be praying for their friends to come to know Jesus and will feel equipped to share their faith.  We prayerfully look to see 200 new followers of Jesus.

Increasing capacity

All the activity at St Peter’s will be well-resourced and co-ordinated by a team of paid and volunteer workers.  We prayerfully look to increase the capacity of the office team and establish a team of Ministry Area Leaders.

Eating together

Every member of the church family will understand that hospitality and sharing food are at the heart of sharing lives and faith.  We prayerfully look to build a new kitchen facility within the church building.