Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12: 11 NIV
We believe that everyone has a role and is an important part of our church community. We focus on three primary outcomes to ensure that the body works cohesively and effectively. Those outcomes are “Stepping In, Stepping Up and Stepping Out”. “Stepping In – speaks of how we enter into church life, “Stepping Up” – speaks of how we serve in the church and our local community and “Stepping Out – speaks of a global influence. Taking these principles at face value The Anchor is a body made up of servants standing shoulder to shoulder to achieve the mission of the church. We look to the people of The Anchor to take their place as we all step up and out in ministry service (no matter at what level) with excitement, expectancy and commitment.
You could join, host or lead a community group, join a study group doing Christianity Explored or Discipleship Explored. You can get involved in hospitality and encouragement opportunities.
Worship and Evangelism
You can have one of many roles in on our Sunday Services teams, whether that is welcoming people, serving tea or coffee, being on the music team, making sure the technology works, or volunteering with our busy kids programmes.
We have junior and college aged youth programmes, young adults and adult programmes that you can join and also be part of teams that run lead them. As about half of our city could be defined as unchurched there are many opportunities to build relationships with those with no church connections and share our faith with them.
We believe we are called to serve our local community. If you have a passion for this we have a variety of well-established programmes we would love you to join. Team members are required for Mainly Music providing a programme for preschoolers and their families, you can volunteer for the annual Holiday Programme, help with our Marriage or Parenting courses or engage in one of our local schools programmes.
Be part of the team that supports our partners around the world – these are our strategic partners who are serving God in their local communities. They live and work in very different cultural contexts to us, often dealing with the issues of justice and mercy.
Join a team that is visiting our partners learning what it means to be a Christian in a different situation to us. See first-hand what God is doing in the world and how our partners are actively fulfilling the call on their lives while living out their faith in tangible ways.
We invite you to join us on our church journey. To find that place that suits you – send us your details using this form “I would like to be involved”