The Christian ethos and foundations of the Life Project (Bath) are important to us and yet we also understand that having a faith based ethos can mean different things to different people. We are always open to answering people’s questions and hope that this short page of information demonstrates our respect and welcome to people of all faiths and none.
Staff & Volunteers
Our governing documents require certain positions to be held by people with a Christian faith (agreeing with the Apostles Creed[*]). These roles include:
- Project Coordinators
- Staff and Volunteers working with our Springs Group
Other staff and volunteers are asked to respect our Christian ethos but do not have to share our faith.
Day Services and Family Support
Our Day Services and Family Support are open to all, whatever your background, and we will not proselytise to you – that is we will not attempt to make anyone believe in Christianity. We are non-discriminatory and uphold the protective characteristics of Equality Act (2010).
We will celebrate Christian festivals (namely Easter & Christmas) and we may use examples from the Bible to illustrate or explain a value or tell a story but not to promote Christianity.
Some service users may choose to share their own faith and religious experiences.
Only if our service users give prior consent and ask for personal prayer will staff who have a Christian faith provide this.
Springs is an overtly Christian group for adults with learning disabilities and includes Christian worship, Bible teaching and prayer.
The group is open to all but has distinctly Christian content and is designed to encourage and support adults with learning disabilities in their Christian faith and relationship with the God of the Bible. Springs is also open to those wanting to learn more about the Christian faith.
All staff and volunteers involved with the delivery of Springs are committed Christians and members of local churches.
[*] Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.