We have three core values that drive who we are and how we join with other churches in Kettering to be a blessing to those we come in contact with.
These values are held within our logo and are Arts, Belief and Community.
Belief (represented by the church) This is the starting point and everything we do, builds from that. It’s our battery and what gives us energy to do what we do. If we don’t grow and nourish our faith, like a muscle it grows weaker. Things get slower and eventually stop working, but as we grow in the riches of faith in God, we will do things not in our own strength but through his.
Community (represented by the lights shining out of the church) This value is all about welcoming others building real honest friendships. Looking for those in need, befriending the lonely, laughing with the stranger who may become a friend. St Andrews does this in spades, but just because we’re already good at it, that doesn’t mean we can take this for granted. How do we continue to grow in that place and to help others discover the riches of being loved and loving others in community?
Arts (represented by the rays of light shining out to the community) This value is all about allowing us to be who God made us to be, to bring forth our creativity and celebrate what the person next to us can offer. We are all unique and wonderfully made, but so often we can feel we have to be someone else in church.
Where would we be without the brilliant Christian painters, sculptors, authors, film makers and singers. The arts have a powerful way of leading us into a space for God to meet with us without the masks we wear around others. To heal the wounds that are below the surface, to inspire us to be more than people expect of us, to discover the riches God has gifted us with.