Norton Baptist Church

Abundant LifeOur Vision

To enable people to live life to the full as Jesus intended  - abundant life in all its fullness! (John 10:10). 

Our Mission

To Get together, Grow together, Go together (GT3)

And accomplish this through the power of God’s Holy Spirit by equipping every Christian to live as a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

Key Bible Passages that shape our values

The Lord has laid on our hearts as a church the Bible passages below in particular and they should be seen as key verses that direct our attention to the 'what' and 'how' questions concerning our vision and mission. You can read them below.

Isaiah 54:2/3 (The Message)

Isaiah 54 v 2“Clear lots of ground for your tents!
    Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big!
Use plenty of rope,
    drive the tent pegs deep.
You’re going to need lots of elbow room
    for your growing family."

Isaiah 58:6-12 (NIV)

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him,and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: "Here am I."
If you do away with the yoke of oppression,with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,and your night will become like the noonday.

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden,like a spring whose waters never fail.

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

Luke 4:18-19 (NIV)

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour."