The values of our church can sometimes vanish behind the activity – although they inform what we do. Often the Core Values will be so obvious it feel like they go without saying – but we think they are worth defining and clarifying. The core values give shape to our activity. One of our core values is: the reading and teaching of God’s word, the Bible. We believe that to make disciples, to help them grow, to give godly shape to our activity we need a solid diet of the Word of God. We believe that it is good to hear God’s word read aloud; it is good to read it together; and it is good to teach it to one another. This core values explains why we read the Bible on Sunday, why we call our small groups ‘Bible study groups’, and why we have a weekly Bible talk.