Balham Community Church is a progressive Christian church rooted in a Trinitarian understanding of God but shaped by a variety of theological streams.
People who call Balham Community Church home find themselves on a wide spectrum of beliefs. While making plenty of room for that, the teachings of BCC are grounded in the beliefs about God consistent with the early followers of Jesus as expressed in the Apostle’s Creed.
As a community, we are committed to living relationally according to our values, regardless of marital status, political views, where you are on your spiritual journey, sexual orientation, gender, race or ability. We endeavour to welcome and embrace diversity.
This quote from William Stringfellow would describe us quite accurately...
"Dynamic and erratic, spontaneous and radical; audacious and immature, committed if not altogether coherent; ecumenically open and often experimental; visible here and there, now and then, but unsettled institutionally. Almost monastic in nature, but most of all enacting a fearful hope for human life in society." – From An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land
Our purpose is to inspire and enable everyone to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God, knowing that each person expresses this in their own unique way.