First, we follow Jesus, because we’ve found him to be the way to a fulfilled life, knowing God as a loving Father who accepts us as we are and delights in our praises.
We want to be up front and open about how fantastic that is; but we also want to be honest that there’s also so much in life that we’re still trying to figure out.
Secondly, we want to be an outward-looking community, encouraging everyone who joins us to discover and share with us the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given them.
And thirdly, recognising that in the end everything we have comes as a gift from a generous God, we want to be generous in attitude and action. In all of this we take the Bible seriously as our handbook for life, praying for each other to be good news for the people we meet.
We are also a very active group of people. We get out into the community whether as Street Pastors on Friday nights around the West End or through our Saturday Tomatoes breakfast club and children’s holiday clubs. We host the Women’s Welcome Project for asylum seekers and actively support One Roof’s Winter Night Shelters for the homeless. The Money Matters project helps people living in West Leicester with debt and related issues and we fully endorse Baby Basics supporting new mums & families who are struggling to meet the financial & practical burden of looking after a new baby.
We run home-grown courses, to help people know and love God.
We are passionate about working for justice in God’s world, with the Just Shop founded by Martyrs members.
We believe that a healthy church needs to be one that is both bringing good news and also being good news. At the Martyrs we’re trying to get that balance right; and it may be that you can help us in that by getting involved yourself.