In general terms, the foundational purposes are contained in the four elements of 'Our Calling', agreed by the Methodist Church nationally as encapsulating what we are called to as God's people:
Worship: 'The Church exists to increase awareness of God?s presence and to celebrate God's love'
"To be a Christian presence in the town centre, and to serve the town centre community in Christ's name."
2. "the town centre community" includes all those people who may, for whatever reason, be in and around the town centre (ie whether to live, work, shop, engage in leisure activities, or for other reasons).
3. "to serve... in Christ's name". Our service should be motivated by the love of God in Christ, and empowered by God's Holy Spirit, working in and through us. We are called to "be there" for people, recognising the many different needs in our community. A major element in our service is helping to meet people's spiritual needs. This could be through prayer ministry, worship services, or other ways. We are called to help and encourage people on their spiritual journey, and to enable people to discover God's love in Christ in a personal way.
4. The Statement of Purpose provides us as a church community with a foundation and focus for all we do. We have a responsibility to nurture and encourage members of our existing church community in their Christian faith and experience, so that we may be better equipped to fulfil God's purposes for us.
5. There are aspects of our work which we will fulfil more successfully in partnership with our friends in other town centre churches.