A Christian is simply one who follows Jesus of Nazareth, trying to put his teaching into practice.
We believe that he died and was raised to life again, and that through his death he has opened the way for us to eternal life when we die. Not only that, but in this life we can start to know God and with his help become more like him in partnership with his people.
As Saffron Walden Community Church, we describe ourselves like this:
- We are an independent evangelical church, members locally of Churches Together in Saffron Walden, and nationally of the Evangelical Alliance.
- As Christians our faith is centred on the person of our Lord Jesus Christ; God incarnate who lived amongst us identifying himself with us, who died for our sins to bring us back to God and rose from the dead to give us new life.
- As evangelicals we believe in 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.
- Within this, our own particular emphasis is on church as community:- That means both serving one another in the church and serving the community of Saffron Walden and further afield by showing the love of Christ in action.