Church

What We Believe

  • We believe there is only One True God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Ps 146:5-6; Matt 28:19; 1 Cor. 8:6; 2 Cor. 13:14)
  • We believe all things exist for the glory of God (Romans 11:36) and our chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever (1 Cor 10:31). Loving God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” is the most important commandment (Mark 12:30)
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is God in human form. He was born of a virgin and is both fully divine and fully human: For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body” (Colossians 2:9)
  • We believe Jesus Christ died on a cross and that He physically rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven where He lives forever to intercede with God on behalf of His people in order to save them completely. Salvation will one day be complete when Jesus returns physically to earth (Acts 1:11; Romans 13:11; 1 Thess. 4:14; Heb. 7:25)
  • We believe all humanity, except for Jesus, is sinful – falling short of God’s standard of perfection – and that the deserved sentence for sin is death (Romans 3:23; 6:23). We believe Jesus paid the penalty for sin for every person through His death and resurrection
  • We believe this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). It’s only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, and repentance from sin, that we can be reconciled to God and experience true life, forgiveness and joy (Ephesians 1:7)
  • We believe upon receiving Jesus by faith and repenting from sin we are given a new identity. We are now children of God (1 John 3:1), fellow heirs and friends with Christ (Romans 8:17, John 15:15) and are all called to be saints, ambassadors and ministers of his Gospel
  • We believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important message in the world – a message of victory that brings great joy. It is not just something you experience – it’s something you live! The gospel of Jesus is not just about “me” – it’s about “us” and it’s about “others” – “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31). We believe Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which people can be saved (Acts 4:12). At the heart of all sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed people have in glorifying God because of what He has accomplished. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, churches and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel
  • We believe God calls all followers of Jesus to be a functioning part of a local community of believers that expresses God’s nature in gatherings both large and small (Acts 5:42; 1 Cor. 12:27)
  • We believe we are to share the good news about Jesus, and express our faith in practical ways, beyond our church gatherings. The gospel is good news to the poor, the captives, the broken-hearted, the blind and the oppressed, (Luke 4:18). We believe that social justice is inseparable from the gospel message (Galatians 2:10)
  • We believe in the importance of unity between all believers in Jesus as we focus on the core truths of the Gospel (John 13:35; 17:21; Eph. 4:13)
  • We believe there will be a future physical resurrection of the dead, and only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal life (Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Cor. 15:51-52)
  • We believe the Bible is the true and reliable Word of God. That it is inspired in its original languages, and that it needs to be studied in its cultural and historical context in order to determine what was being communicated to the originals readers (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
  • We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit. He gives new birth to the believer in Jesus (John 1:13, 3:3; 1 Pet 1:23); He indwells the Christian enabling them to live a holy life (Gal 5:16); He baptizes believers empowering them with boldness (Acts 2:4; Luke 11:13); and He equips them with gifts and fruit in order to fully declare and live the gospel (Rom 15:19; 1Cor 12:8-10; Heb. 2:3,4)
  • We believe in the Sacraments of baptism by immersion for believers and in the Lord’s Supper (Matt 28:19; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).