Vision and Values
Locking Castle Church was planted in the 1990s as an Ecumenical partnership, which is a joint project of the Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and URC churches, with the intention of ‘sharing in the ministry of Christ to the world’.
Weston-super-Mare is set to become the largest town in North Somerset, with a population growing to over 100,000 people over the next decade, so LCC has a unique calling and opportunity to grow the kingdom of God, see souls saved and communities transformed in this locality and beyond. With its strategic position at the gateway to the town LCC is called to pioneer new initiatives, reach out to the surrounding estates and be a resourcing church, known for its love, unity and generosity.
Our purpose as a church is to grow a loving community by sharing Jesus, the beacon of hope for everyone. We do this in dependence on the Holy Spirit, through prayer and demonstrating our worship by what we do as well as what we say.
In light of our purpose, our discipleship priorities may be summarised as Growing, Loving and Sharing:
Healthy churches grow. We aim to grow both in depth of faith and also numerically. We are committed to growing in our knowledge of God through prayer, proclaiming his Word, heartfelt worship and welcoming his presence.
Locking Castle Church is a caring supporting church where everyone is welcomed, accepted and celebrated for who they are. The church and its activities will be a place of safety with safeguarding prioritised – a ‘Castle of comfort’ where people can be restored in Christ.
Sharing Jesus with everyone means placing mission and evangelism at the heart of all we do, fulfilling The Great Commission to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’ (Matthew 28:19)
September 2019 Full report found here