The congregation had its beginnings in Northampton, England in 1980.The Christian Fellowship Centre was designed and built by local Christians and opened for worship in June 1984. The Centre is used by Christians who meet regularly for worship and Bible study. Our Centre is also used for various other purposes and we wish to provide a service to our local community.
We are people from many walks of life, sharing in the strengths and struggles common to all people. We are united in Jesus Christ and share a common desire to serve him by serving him and those around us. We put our trust in God and we try to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him.
The Congregation has these basic aims:
1.To help promote better understanding of the scriptures amongst people of all backgrounds.
2.To help develop a relevant application of the scriptures to people's lives.
3.To help lead people to a living faith in Jesus, the Son of God.
Where Are We Coming From?
Like so many people, we want to grow to know God more fully and to enjoy the abundant life he offers through Jesus, his Son. We certainly do not profess to have all of the answers, nor do we claim to be alone in our pursuit of truth, but we do have a desire to serve and to share the good news of Jesus with others in whatever way we are able.
The assemblies of which we are a part are historically known simply as "Churches of Christ". The term was never meant to be used in a sectarian sense but is purely intended to denote our desire to belong to none other than Christ. The congregation is a registered charity under the name of 'Northampton Church of Christ' (charity number 287419). We are not to be confused with any newly formed sects identified in a similar fashion. We are part of a world-wide fellowship of believers who apply the simple principles and teaching of the Scriptures to our lives today. We really want to be nothing more and nothing less than Christians. It is evident that much of the confusion in the religious world stems from the acceptance of human creeds and authorities. We want to lay these aside, and we plead for the unity of all believers on the basis of the scriptures alone. We are not against "tradition" simply for the sake of it, it's just that we regard the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) as being the only reliable and all-sufficient word of God to mankind.
Jesus is our only Lord. In every area of our lives we want to listen to him as we seek to live as God has directed in the Scriptures.