Our christian values and statement of faith

Welcome Churches equips the UK Church to welcome refugees and asylum seekers arriving to the UK. We aim to reduce isolation of newly arrived refugees by providing community and support. Welcome Churches aims to complement other local projects by equipping and mobilising the local Church to join in. By partnering with Welcome Churches, churches are able to maintain their vision and values and contribute to the welcoming of refugees in the UK. Therefore, we always work in partnership with local churches and ask volunteers to commit to the Christian values we uphold.

Welcome Churches is a Christian ministry. Our Trinitarian faith is enshrined and expressed in the historic creeds of the church:

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man