Our vision is summed up in three words:  hope, opportunity and beyond 

HOPE
 

A church for the whole city, helping people find friendship with God and discover real hope, life and adventure. God loves people and wants a relationship with each person. He wants to make that connection with us, and for us to see his amazing plans for our lives come to fruition. Once we’ve found that connection and relationship with God then he invites us to join him in helping others discover it too.

            OPPORTUNITY

A church of opportunity, where everyone plays a part in the community, growing individually and together into all God has made them to be. Church is more than just any community – it’s a community with God’s love and life at its heart. There are lots of opportunities at CCL to be trained and equipped, grow in leadership and to take initiative. Our training includes sessions before our Sunday meetings, as well as Upper Room – our training programme in leadership, theology and mission.

                      BEYOND
 

A church for beyond the city boundaries, as we help start similar communities in Yorkshire, the UK and in other nations. We’re committed to starting and growing healthy communities around Leeds, and churches in other towns and cities that are agents of transformation in the community. We train and support people to pioneer new initiatives.

 We have 7 core values that shape everything we do and  
7 practices that help us live out these values 

SEVEN CORE VALUES
 

  1. It works! making a connection with God through Jesus’ love, death on the cross and resurrection really does work for our lives - it's what we're made for.
     

  2. The Bible: we are an evangelical church, placing the scriptures - which are God’s revealed truth - as our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
     

  3. The Holy Spirit: we believe that the life of God comes to us through the Holy Spirit, enabling us to live a life of purpose and fulfilment. We want the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit both in our worship and our day-to-day lives.
     

  4. Discipleship: we believe that Jesus changes the way we think about God, ourselves, our lives and others.
     

  5. Worship: we are determined to love and honour Jesus Christ when we gather as church and in our whole lives.
     

  6. Kingdom of God: we believe that the loving rule of God impacts the whole of life and society. Therefore, we live to demonstrate the good news of this Kingdom, addressing injustice, poverty and oppression.
     

  7. Community: we love and care for one another as an extended family, where all are valued and welcome. Community is at the heart of who we are and the church is at the centre of God’s plan to change the world.

SEVEN KEY PRACTICES
 

  1. Opportunities to explore and discuss faith together.
     

  2. Friendship with God and a dependency on prayer is how we want to live our lives individually and together.
     

  3. Gathering together on a Sunday morning is important to the health of our church. We also build community together at every opportunity throughout the week.
     

  4. Commitment to our local communities as we work with other charities to provide opportunities for people to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.
     

  5. Care for the world and global church as we partner with people, churches and agencies to make a positive difference.
     

  6. Discipleship is available for everyone so we can grow in faith as we follow Jesus and play our part in God’s work to transform our lives, families and communities.
     

  7. Generosity with our time, money and love, enabling our church community and our wider community to enjoy God’s blessing.
     

Being connected through strong relationships with other churches is very important to us and we are part of the Salt and Light Family of churches in the UK and beyond.
 

Ⓒ Community Church Leeds

2019