our statements

Our vision

To bring people to Jesus and membership in His family, to develop them to Christ like maturity and equip them for their ministry in the church and life mission in the world in order to magnify God’s name.

To be a church…

  • Which is a “hub of the community” relevant and committed to the people of King’s Lynn
  • Where everyone is encouraged to be committed to a small group and to the outworking of the Church core values, policies and vision
  • That seeks to be inclusive for all people
  • That equips and releases children, young people and adults to serve in their God given gifts
  • That worships Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of all
  • That cares and nurtures, where everyone Begins, Belongs and Becomes
  • That is growing and going out into the community and sharing Jesus in a practical, relevant & dynamic way
  • That invests time, energy and money into Kingdom building initiatives, resources and partnerships
  • Committed to personal, local, national and international Mission

Beliefs

We Believe In…

  • 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.

Safeguarding

We are committed to ensuring that Cornerstone KLBC is a safe place for all people.

Our safeguarding Co-ordinators are:

Joella Nash- Safeguarding
Co-ordinator
Carole Crane- Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Safeguarding Statement:

Leadership Safeguarding Statement

Cornerstone King’s Lynn Baptist Church

The Leadership recognises the importance of its ministry /work with children and young people and adults at risk and its responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

The following statement was agreed by the leadership: November 2019

This place of worship/organisation is committed to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and ensuring their well-being.

Specifically:

  •  We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect of children and young people (those under 18 years of age) and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
  •  We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy.  We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are suffering harm.
  •  All children and young people have the right to be treated with respect, to be listened to and to be protected from all forms of abuse.
  • We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, psychological, financial and discriminatory abuse and neglect of adults who have care and support needs and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.
  • We recognise the personal dignity and rights of adults who find themselves victims of forced marriage or modern slavery and will ensure all our policies and procedures reflect this.
  • We believe all adults should enjoy and have access to every aspect of the life of the place of worship/organisation unless they pose a risk to the safety of those we serve.
  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of all those who will work with children and adults with care and support needs.

We are committed to:

  • Following the requirements for UK legislation in relation to safeguarding children and adults and good practice recommendations.
  • Respecting the rights of children as described in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Implementing the requirements of legislation in regard to people with disabilities.
  • Ensuring that workers adhere to the agreed procedures of our safeguarding policy.
  • Keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.
  • Following any denominational or organisational guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults at risk.
  • Supporting the safeguarding co-ordinator/s in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children/ adults at risk.
  •    Ensuring that everyone agrees to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this place of worship/organisation.
  • Supporting parents and families
  •    Nurturing, protecting and safeguarding of children and young people
  •    Supporting, resourcing, training, monitoring and providing supervision to all those who undertake this work.
  •    Supporting all in the place of worship/organisation affected by abuse.
  •    Adopting and following the safeguarding standards developed by the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

We recognise:

  • Children’s Social Services (or equivalent) has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child.  Adult Social Care (or equivalent) has lead responsibility for investigating all allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about an adult with care and support needs.
  • Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.
  • Where working outside of the UK, concerns will be reported to the appropriate agencies in the country in which we operate, and their procedures followed, and in addition we will report concerns to our agency’s headquarters.
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

We will review this statement and our policy and procedures annually.