St Paul's - Church on the Hill

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ”

- Romans 10 v17

St Paul's Church Harold Hill is part of the Church of England. Whilst that might produce images of robes and rituals, if you were to come to any of our meetings or events you would simply find a group of normal, local people who want to grow in a relationship with God through his Son Jesus. That relationship makes us want to show and share the love of Jesus to those in our community.

To get to know Jesus better, we need to listen to what he says in his word. That is why, at St Paul’s, we teach the Bible as the unique word of God for everyone. Every meeting, every service, in fact, everything we do is centred around God’s word. But unlike a school, we are not just teaching information. We are challenged by God to live radically different lives because of what he has done through Jesus. God speaks, we listen, then we go out into our community loving and living just like Jesus.

Because all of us are called to serve we see the importance of every member ministry. Each and every person has been given gifts and abilities by God and we want to ensure that everyone who wants to play a part in serving God’s family, the church, has the opportunity to do so.

beliefs

Our beliefs are rooted in our trust in the Bible as the authoritative, sufficient, and God-breathed word to us. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16 that ’ All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness’. We believe the Bible reveals the living God, who created the world and who sustains it. God will eventually redeem it when His judgement brings in the new Heaven and the new earth.

Our belief is that God, in His great mercy, made it possible for us to have a personal relationship with Him, through the forgiveness of our sins (which deserve God’s anger) by the sacrificial death of Jesus.

We believe that God gives life to us through His Spirit and makes a relationship with Him a living reality as He brings us to repentance, belief and the developing of our Faith. God is sufficient and provides all that we need. The church teaches contentment in Christ and to live a life different to the teachings of the world.

We teach the Bible as the unique word of God for all mankind. We believe in the importance of every member ministry to ensure that everyone who wants to play a part in serving God through the church has the opportunity to.

Our emphasis is on the church community bringing glory to God by it’s obedience to the word of God and reaching out to the local community with the Good News that Jesus brings.