Hebron Church Cogan

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Leadership and Values

Hebron Church is led voluntarily by a small team of men and women. This team includes ‘elders’ alongside a wider ministry support team. We use the term ‘ministry support’ to emphasise the value we place on supporting the gifts of every individual person within the congregation.  

In Gospel Hall tradition there is an important principle sometimes referred to as ‘the priesthood of all believers’. In non-religious speak, this basically means that we consider every individual follower of Jesus to have equal access to God. This was a defining characteristic of the Gospel Halls, at a time years ago, when many church traditions relied upon an ordained priest to administer the communion.  In most other traditions such a priest would have to travel considerable distances to serve bread and wine to the congregations of smaller churches. In church history this principle had a transforming effect that continues to shape our values and practices today.  Those observing the outworking of this principle, noticed how the congregations of these Gospel Halls shared their faith and ministered to one another on an equal footing – like a brotherhood. Hence the term ‘Brethren’ was sometimes used. 

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that there is one God, creator and sustainer of all things, who exists in three persons – Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, as revealed in God’s Word, the Bible.  Jesus, who is both fully God and fully human, lived a sinless life and died a sacrificial death on a cross at Calvary, for the sins of all humanity.  After three days, He rose bodily from the dead and was witnessed by many people, before He ascended to Heaven where He now intercedes as Lord of all.  Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father.

We believe the Holy Spirit convicts mankind of his need for a Saviour and reveals the truth of Jesus’ finished work on the cross and of God’s word.  He seals individuals for eternal life and fills all who believe and accept Jesus as their saviour.  He teaches, guides, comforts and empowers believers to live a Christian life.

We believe that Jesus Christ, through His death and resurrection, is the only and all sufficient basis of God’s provision of salvation by grace, for anyone who would believe in and accept Him as their Saviour.

We believe that the Bible, both the Old and the New Testament, is God’s written word, which the Holy Spirit inspired its human authors to write and that it is a fully reliable account.

 

 

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