Alongside the who and the what, we have our values, which are about how we are called to live as God’s people in Broadway Baptist Church. By God’s grace, we aspire together to be:
PEOPLE OF DELIGHT. Our core identity is much-loved children of God, transformed by the radical life, sacrificial death and physical resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let’s pray to be gripped by a grand obsession to be worshippers who give pleasure to God, and to enjoy his delight in us. (Deuteronomy 6:5, Psalm 37:4)
PEOPLE OF LOVE. As God’s love thaws our souls, warms our hearts and sets our spirits ablaze, so that love will spill over to others and find expression in welcome, inclusion and love. (Mark 12:30-31)
PEOPLE OF RISK. For the sake of so many people on the Isle of Man and beyond who haven’t discovered the God who loves them deeply, constantly and without limits, we want to be ready to take big risks in sharing Jesus’ Good News and in using our God-given gifts. We recognise failure as a chance to learn and an exercise in stepping out of the boat onto the waters of faith. (Matthew 14:25-32)
PEOPLE OF HUMILITY. There’s a lifetime’s work in this one! Looking to live like Jesus, the humble King, we place a high value on humility. We look to honour others and to submit to one another in graciousness and gentleness.
(Philippians 2:1-8, Ephesians 5:21, James 4:10)