The Centre for Christianity in Society exists to connect Christ with contemporary culture by
explaining Christianity truthfully, engaging issues thoughtfully and equipping Christians thoroughly
for the glory of God and the good of all people
The CCS team is available to:
Speak on topical issues and big questions to all ages, sceptics or believers, in person and through various media.
Train Christians to think biblically, apply truth in loving relationships, and
Create informative, engaging and practical Christian perspectives on issues in writing and video.
Advise Christian leaders about contemporary culture and issues facing Christians.
We affirm the core beliefs of the Christian faith and work within four values based on 1 Peter 2 verse 17:
Fearing God – as servants of God, we aim for truthfulness in everything we say, integrating insights from quality scientific and sociological research with biblical truth.
Honouring the authorities – we seek proper permission to work in any context into which we are invited and we want to help people in authority fulfil their responsibilities well.
Honouring everyone – since every person is created and loved by God, we aim to treat them with integrity (honesty and transparency) and grace (humility and sensitivity).
Loving the family of believers – as diversely gifted friends united in God's love, we want to work with all individuals, churches or organisations that share our core beliefs
The work of CCS is developed and coordinated by a core team of volunteers led by our Director, Paul Coulter, and Deputy Directors, Rachel Shields and Michael Shaw.
Some aspects of our work are carried out by associates, who are experienced and qualified people who freely identify as part of CCS but work independently or for other organisations to provide one or more of our services.
OUR CORE BELIEFS
We believe in ...
The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct...
One God , eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...
Our Lord Jesus Christ , God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory...
The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit...
The Holy Spirit , by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ...
The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ...
The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.