Our beliefs are easily summed up in the three principles of faith:
Jesus is the centre
That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each church has the liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His Laws.
Faith is key:
We believe that followers of Jesus are those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who ‘died for our sins according to the scriptures; was buried, and rose again on the third day’. We then try to live that out in our everyday lives by following the teaching of Jesus.
We are mission-focused:
That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelization of the world.
As the name suggests we are a church that is a union of two others. This means that we are part Baptist and part URC. However, that said we are a church family made up of people from all sorts of denominations, church backgrounds and no church background.
EGU is a medium-sized church (between 40 and 70 on a Sunday Morning) based in the Lincolnshire Wolds at Louth. We have a cross section of society worshipping with us from the young to the not so young!
We aim in our teaching and worship to uphold the authority of the Bible, and seek to establish the original authors' intent with appropriate context, to be Jesus-focused and relevant to the needs of the culture in which we live whilst being part of the tradition from which we have come.
Rev Jonathan Greenwood
An articulate and informed speaker, Jonathan is the Minister of EGU. He has a passion for evangelism, especially regarding connecting with youth and new members, helping them develop firm and durable belief and find their place in our congregation.