Taking Ground

– Advancing People, Changing Lives, Impacting Communities

We have churches in Hexham, Birtley, Durham, Sunderland, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Easingwold, York and Leeds.


Our core commitments are expressed in a 3 stage model.

1 – We are evangelicals

This implies a commitment to certain beliefs as set out, for example, in the Evangelical Alliance (UK) Basis of Faith and shared by the vast majority of Evangelicals worldwide.

2 – We are charismatics

We are committed to living in the Spirit, building the church, seeking the kingdom and focusing on mission.

3 – We are Taking Ground

Some of the more distinctive commitments that characterise the family of churches within our Apostolic Sphere relate to:
• Relationship
• The place of Scripture
• Discipleship
• Holiness and Purity
• Marriage and Family
• Leadership and Eldership
• The Apostolic gift
• Ephesians 4 Ministries
• Giving and Generosity
• Wider Relationships

These can be seen more fully, along with bible references in our Core Commitments document.