The one true and eternal God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit as is revealed in scripture and the catholic creeds.
The authority of the Bible which is God's written word. It is fully reliable, trustworthy and contains all things necessary for salvation.
The atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. He died in our place and took the penalty of sin to set us free. Jesus is the only way to be saved and he offers it freely to all who turn to him.
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. He died, was buried and on the third day rose again. He ascended into heaven and intercedes for his people.
the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Who convicts us of our sin and for all who repent, the Spirit regenerates, sanctifies, equips and empowers.
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ in glory. He will raise all from the dead for judgement and bring those who are redeemed in Jesus to eternal life.
Salvation by faith alone through grace alone. We cannot achieve salvation by our own efforts but we must depend upon the free gift of God found in Jesus Christ.
The church is the community of believers. It isn't the building but the worshipping collective of believers as the body of Christ. The mission of the global church is to proclaim the Gospel in every nation.
Two ordinances which are signs of grace, baptism and the Lord's supper. These two ordinances are visible signs of the gospel for the believer. There is one baptism and the Lord's supper is a perpetual memory of Jesus' death until he returns again.
We take the protection and safety of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. All Volunteers in the church who work directly with children, youth or vulnerable adults are checked with the national Disclosure and Barring Service. If you have any concerns about safeguarding and would like to talk to someone, here are some useful phone numbers...
Brickworks Pastor, Fred Swartz - 07745 301136
Brickworks Women's Ministry, Lacey Swartz - 07470 060211
Brickworks Safeguarding Lead, Ruth Garratt - 01384 824611
Parish Vicar, Simon Falshaw - 01384 423142
Parish Curate, Jon Evans - 07584 919697
Parish Safeguarding Officer, (In training, details coming soon)
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Hilary Higton - 07495 060869
Childline - 0800 1111
Age Concern UK - 0800 678 1602
Dudley Social Care - 0300 555 2345 (out of hours 0300 555 8574)
Non-urgent Police Enquiries - 101
Emergency Calls - 999
Promoting a Safer Church - Safeguarding Policy Statement PDF
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28 Shepherds Brook Rd
Stourbridge, DY9 7DX
Phone: 07745 301136
Brickworks Church is an outreach from Christ Church Lye (the one with the WWI soldier statue in front).