Church life


We believe that it is important and valuable to train, develop and grow in our gifting, character and skills and as such we host and have links to several different training courses. These include:


A course to explore the Christian faith, aimed primarily at those who do not yet have a faith in Jesus but accessible to those who are young in their faith. Visit our Alpha page.

Equipped to Grow

Equipped to Grow is a course that runs termly along side the Alpha Course and the purpose of it is to help build good foundations and deep roots in Jesus. Our hope is that those in attendance on the course will leave feeling equipped to live out the christian faith on a day to day basis. It is not just for new believers but to anyone who wants to grow or re-visit their foundations. 

It is a free, interactive and fun course that runs for 9 weeks and includes a two course meal and space for plenty of discussion. Over the 9 weeks we tackle subjects such as the authority of the Bible, our identity in Christ, Water and Spirit baptism and living relationship from God's perspective.


Ignite is a centrally run group, specifically designed with newcomers in mind, to be a welcoming and friendly place where you can quickly feel at home, make friends, and begin to find your place in the wider Community Church family.

High priority will be given to meeting with God through worship, prayer, and a thematic focus on God’s word. You’ll be equipped to understand the heartbeat of the Community Church, discover your identity as God’s child, and be prepared to launch out into life to serve and worship Him.

Ignite is also an environment into which established groups from the Church can come for seasons of refreshing, re-envisioning, and growth.


The aim of the CCBS Leadership Pathway is to provide a planned leadership entry and development path for women and men in CCBS. The Pathway will address internal spiritual and emotional growth as well as development in character, knowledge and skills.

For full details and to register to be part of the Leadership Pathway visit our Groups Page here.

The Marriage Course

An eight week course with the sole purpose to help and strengthen marriages! The course is run within a group setting but couples are given privacy and space in order to discuss the content being shared on the course.


Being a parent is an extremely challenging role and this course is fully of practical help and support to help you carry out the role to the best of your ability. Visit our parenting page.

Relational Mission

Community Church is part of a wider group of churches under the banner 'Relational Mission.' Relational Mission run several training courses that we can thoroughly recommend and more information can be found by visiting the website:


ID is an unique opportunity to take a year out and to have the mind-blowing truth of your identity in Christ imprinted on your heart. You'll get experience of working in a local church whilst learning key truths about God, yourself and what it means to be 'in Christ'. Over the year, you'll learn amazing theology at residential training blocks, get to develop spiritual disciplines and lay down godly rhythms in your life. Your faith will be stretched and your character refined, and, through it all, you'll be loved and mentored in a local church.

More information can be found here.

Find out more

For more information on any of these courses, or indeed to find out what other training is available, please contact the church office via the Contact us page or call us on 01279 461231.

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