Five core values

In 1996, a consultation took place concerning the future direction of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. One of the results was a special Task Group set up to reflect on what it means for Baptists to be a Christ-centred.

The resulting document - Five Core Values for a Gospel People - identified key values that should guide our living:

Prophetic Community - Following Jesus in confronting evil, injustice and hypocrisy. Challenging worldly concepts of power, wealth, status and security. 

Inclusive Community - Following Jesus in transcending barriers of gender, language, race, class, age and culture. Identifying with those who are rejected, deprived and powerless.

Sacrificial Community - Following Jesus in accepting vulnerability and the necessity of sacrifice. Seeking to reflect the generous, life-giving nature of God.

Missionary Community - Following Jesus in demonstrating in word and action God's forgiving and healing love. Calling & enabling people to experience the love of God for themselves.

Worshipping Community - Following Jesus in engaging in worship and prayer which inspire and undergird all we are and do. Exploring and expressing what it means to live together as the people of God, obeying his Word and following Christ in the whole of daily life.