St Columba’s United Reformed Church aims to show the love of God as he is known to us through Jesus Christ. This mission statement was adopted in 1996, to sum up our overall aims.
The so-called five marks of mission are often used by the church to describe this more fully:
- TELL – proclaim the good news of the kingdom
- TEACH – teach, baptise and nurture new believers
- TEND – respond to human need by loving service
- TRANSFORM – transform unjust structures of society
- TREASURE – strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, sustain and renew the life of the earth
St Columba’s has always seen itself as having a service to the local community, and the wider world, as well as supporting people growing in their faith. How we do this is partly the result of what each member contributes to the work of the church, as well as prayerful response to God’s goodness and calling.