Moreton Christian Assembly is an evangelical, conservative charismatic church on the Wirral. We hold to the importance of God’s Word in everything, aiming to follow the instructions and patterns in Scripture as a church and as individuals.
We are keen to encourage believers to live out their faith in the light of God’s Word, trusting in God for the ability to do His will. We are also keen to share God’s love, grace and help with those who don’t yet know Him, pointing them to Jesus as the solution to all of their problems and needs, and as their Saviour from sin and death.
Scripture makes clear that, while responsibility for leadership and teaching is entrusted to the elders, every member of the church body has a part to play in building up the body. We therefore have open times of worship in our meetings, where any believer can pray or share something under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
History of the church
Moreton Christian Assembly initially met in a school and was founded on the belief that faithfully holding to the Word of God was of first importance for any church. The congregation later moved into its current premises, which were previously used by another fellowship, and fully renovated the building to give it a modern interior.
More recently, we opened up a new extension to our main hall, enabling us to hold smaller meetings in a cosy environment and to provide better facilities for our Sunday School.
For almost all of its history until he went to glory, the church was led primarily by Ray Borlase, who was also a past director of Intercessors for Britain; current leader Ashley Thompson is now a co-director of IFB, and the church still has significant links with this organisation.
Essentials for church life
The Bible says that the early Christians “were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42). As a church, we hold to this pattern as the foundation for how a church today should operate.
Teaching is vital if Christians are to grow in their faith and avoid falling into deceptions and errors.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
Fellowship means sharing and rejoicing together in our faith and encouraging one another. Part of this is our worship together. We have open times of worship when all are free to take part and bring their worship to God.
“When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification” (1 Corinthians 14:26).
Breaking bread, also known as Communion, is how Scripture describes the remembrance of Christ’s death. It is a regular reminder to us that Christ died to save us from the consequences of our sins.
“Do this in remembrance of Me.” (Luke 22:19)
Prayer is an essential part of the Christian life, both for individual believers and for the Church. The early Church knew the blessing of God because it regularly turned to God in prayer.
“But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” (Acts 6:4)
To these four essentials, we would also add the element of witnessing to others. Following Jesus’ commands to His disciples, the early church were fervent in their efforts to tell others about Him and about what He had done for them.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19)
Statement of faith
We believe in:
1. The Holy Scriptures as the divinely inspired Word of God given by the Holy Spirit. These are the supreme authority on matters of faith, practice and conduct as individuals and as a church.
2. One sovereign God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3.The divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of God, His supremacy in all things, His return in power and glory.
4.The fall of man and the universal sin of the human race, bringing all under the judgement of God.
5. Salvation by repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who gave His life as a ransom and sacrifice for sinners.
6. Believer’s baptism as an expression of repentance and faith towards God, the burial of the old life and the raising up of the believers to walk in newness of life.
7. The essential work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, sanctification and the enduement of power in the believer.
8. The Church as the Body of Christ, consisting of individual members who are believers in Christ and under the Headship of The Lord Jesus.