About

Portlethen Christian Fellowship is an evangelical church linked to our parent church Aberdeen Christian Fellowship and affiliated with the Baptist Union of Scotland. We believe that God has an amazing plan for Portlethen, and that He wants the local church to be part of it. We invite you to join us. Read on below to find out a little about who we are and what we believe.

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the Holy Bible (all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) to be divinely inspired. It is the only fully trustworthy authority for faith and conduct.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power and that this Triune God is the Creator, Sustainer, Ruler, Redeemer and Judge of the World.
  3. We believe in the full deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His atoning sacrifice on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin, becoming an example for us and defeating evil; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal and visible return in power and glory to establish a new heaven and new earth.
  4. We believe in the dignity of all people, male and female, created by and for God; that by human disobedience to God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; that all humans are sinners by nature and practice and that that all who believe in Jesus Christ alone appropriate by the grace of God his atoning work and are declared righteous and brought into right relationship with God.
  5. We believe in the present and active ministry of the Holy Spirit who leads people to repentance, unites them with Christ through new birth, enables them to live godly lives and empowers them for witness and ministry.
  6. We believe in the spiritual unity of all who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. Together, they form the Church, the body of Christ and priesthood of believers. The Church in its local and universal expressions has been empowered by the Holy Spirit to worship the Triune God and proclaim the gospel in word and deed.
  7. We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the only ordinances of the church and that they are a testimony for the church in this age.
  8. We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God’s forgiveness in His Son.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Portlethen Christian Fellowship?
PCF began in October 2017 as a church plant for Portlethen and the surrounding areas by Aberdeen Christian Fellowship, part of the Baptist Union of Scotland. Currently PCF is officially an outreach ministry of ACF. It's our hope that we continue to grow as a church through our commitment to biblical life shared together, serving the community we are in.
When and where is our Sunday service?
Currently we alternate between meeting at our parent church, Aberdeen Christian Fellowship (ACF), and gathering for 'watch parties' in one of our homes. The best thing to do if you wish to join us is to contact us to find out more about our schedule for attending services.
What do I wear?
You may wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Most people come dressed casually.
What style of worship?
We use a balance of contemporary and traditional music, led by a worship band, and all the words are projected on a screen.
How long is the service?
The service lasts for about 1 ½ hours.
What about children?
During the service at ACF we have a Crèche available for children ages 0-3, Children's Church for those age 3 up to current P6's, and a Youth gathering for those in P7 to S4.
What happens during the service?
A normal service includes singing, prayer, sometimes Communion, and a message taken from a Bible passage which is applicable to everyday life. Other items are included in the service depending on the theme, speaker and occasion.
What happens afterwards?
Tea and coffee are served after the service at ACF. There is no rush to leave.
What's on during the week?
During the week we meet in smaller homegroups to study the bible and pray together. At the end of each month we also come together for our monthly prayer meeting on the last Tuesday of the month. Please contact us for more information about your local homegroup and our prayer meeting.
Where can I find out more about the church?
There is a Welcome Team at the door who will be pleased to help you. For other relevant information, please contact us, and of course this website contains lots of useful information!