OUR STORY

Adelaide Place emerged out of a spirit of sacrifice and risk. It is a community that came to life in the upper floors of a flat in the city centre of Glasgow by a small group of people with a vision of Jesus and for a church that cared for the wellbeing of their city.

Over many decades the church moved locations, changed leadership and cast different visions, but it has always sought to be faithful to Jesus in the good times, as well as the bad. The community of Jesus followers here have planted churches, created a business and pioneered in mission for around 140 years. There has been a light burning for Jesus that we believe God has given us to hold high and shine brightly where we live, worship and work, and to pass on from one generation to the next.

OUR VISION

Through the prophet Jeremiah, God has reminded us that He cares about humanity and creation in its totality. The story of Scripture points to a time when God will bring all aspects of His creation into perfect relationship with Himself – the renewal of all things natural, physical, social and spiritual. The Gospel of Jesus is central to this restoration. Its light banishes the darkness and its power brings transformation to all levels of culture.

We see a family of disciple-makers joining God in the renewal of all things. We believe God wants to envision and release people with their passions and dreams for reaching out in the city and beyond. We want to empower people to follow God and to participate in his story of renewal. We want to see the light of the good news of Jesus Christ renewing lives across Glasgow and our world.

To drive our vision we are developing Missional Communities, which are groups of people seeking to reach out to particular neighbourhoods or networks. These groups worship and learn together, they care for each other and gather around a common vision to reach out together. We often describe this balanced life of discipleship with three words: UP, IN and OUT.

OUR CULTURE

As a community we seek to express and cultivate a culture that embodies the following values

A Culture of Mission

A Culture of Mission

We are a people sent by God on a life of mission in the every day. This life of mission is characterized by adventure and risk as we respond to God’s call to share and demonstrate the gospel.
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A Culture of Invitation

A Culture of Invitation

Glaswegians are known for their remarkable candor and warmth. We want to build on this and be a family that reflects the intimate nature of a relational God. This means being a people of radical love and inclusivity, where we place one another before ourselves.
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A Culture of Creativity

A Culture of Creativity

We live in an amazing city, full of culture and creativity. God has made us all in His image: passionate and creatively gifted. We want to celebrate and encourage the unique ways we all contribute to the flourishing of this city.
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A Culture of Sacrifice

A Culture of Sacrifice

Just as God is generous and sacrificial in love and mercy, so we seek to be a people marked by generosity with our time, finances and resources.
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A Culture of Discipleship

A Culture of Discipleship

Jesus calls us into a lifelong process of learning, which is what it means to be a disciple. Jesus both invites and challenges us in every area of our lives to become more like Him.

A Culture of Listening

A Culture of Listening

We believe God wants to encounter people and speak through His Word and His Spirit. Through prayer and prophetic passion we want to hear God’s voice for our lives, city and world.
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