The aims of the Sports Village Church are as follows:
- To encourage people to grow in their understanding and relationship with God through regular teaching of the bible and personal study.
- To encourage people to meet regularly.
- To encourage people to be active in their local community.
We try and achieve this in a number of different ways:-
Firstly we meet regularly as a church each Sunday at 4.30pm. We have food together which is a great opportunity for people to chat and catch up. It’s also a great opportunity if you are new, in a relaxed atmosphere, to get to know people. We also run various Children’s Group while the main service is on between 5.00-6.00pm
Secondly we believe in worshiping God using words that people understand, without the Thee’s and Thou’s!
Next because God created us, the world and all that is in it we believe he deserves to be acknowledged. God didn’t just create the world but he takes a personal interest in our well being and day to day lives. For these reasons we believe in gathering together to worship and praise him. In the same way some people may go to the local rugby or football game.
Next we believe the bible is the word of God and has the power and ability, if read and used to transform peoples lives. As part of our weekly gathering we study the bible to find out what it meant then and what it means now.
Lastly as we learn more about God through worship and reading the bible we start to understand that church is more than just Sunday but it’s about the rest of the week also. We hope that these times together will inspire and encourage people to get involved in their local community to see it transformed for the better. As a church we run local projects in partnership with Christ Church Pennington that can help people to do this.
You can also listen to an overview of SVC’s vision here by senior leader Eric White.