Mount Chapel is a friendly church in Salford. On the corner of Langworthy Road and Eccles Old Road. This is what we’re about...

 

Glorifying God

As a church we place a high value on Worship and on Bible teaching. “The Westminster Confession” asserts that:

“the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever”

Therefore we do see the glorification of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as our main purpose and goal.

To this end we acknowledge the Bible as the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16) and as our final authority in matters of faith. We also believe that the adoration and the honouring of the Godhead is our first calling as Christians. The Lord Jesus said that the greatest commandment was to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment” Matthew 22:37-8.

Our vision statement comes from those verses in Matthew and it is

“that we would be voluntary, extravagant, wholehearted lovers of God”.

Enjoying God

God is infinitely fascinating and glorious. Though He is holy and transcendent, He invites His people on a journey of pursuing Him in intimacy, contemplation and adoration which we have only begun to touch and is unending in its dimensions. The life of a Christian believer is the way we were meant to live as human beings. We would love our corporate life as church to reflect the truth that God is infinitely enjoyable.

 
  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ — born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.