Our beliefs are the cornerstone of our community. They shape not only our personal lives, but also our interactions with each other and with the world around us. From our basic understanding of God to our commitment to serving others, everything we do is rooted in our beliefs.
Our vision is not just a statement, but it is a call to action, a direction in which we strive to move to as a church community.
To empower people with the tangible presence of God and teach them the obedience of faith.
Our values dictate how we play our role in God's story, individually and as a family of faith.
We live in such a way that our faith permeates everything we do. Every aspect of our life is in alignment with the teachings of Jesus and reveals the true value and worth of His Kingdom to those around us.
Jesus came to restore our relationship with the Father. We are sons not slaves. The Father Himself loves us and sees us as His own children.
Jesus taught that we don't live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God - the Bible is the supreme authority that governs everything we believe.
While the Bible is our supreme authority, the Holy Spirit is our guide - without the ministry of the Holy Spirit we will not have full access to the Word.
Fruits & Gifts
1 Corinthians 14:1
We seek to grow in manifesting the fruits of the Spirit in our lives. We also eagerly desire the gifts of the Holy Spirit and we value the prohpetic gifting.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Our message is one of reconciliation. God is not imputing people's sins against them.
Our statement of faith is a comprehensive overview of our core theological beliefs and is grounded in the authority of the Bible.
The Godhead There is one God who is eternal personal Spirit. He is infinite in power, wisdom, holiness and love. God is triune in essential being and revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Deity & Humanity of Jesus Jesus Christ as the second person of the Godhead is eternally one with God the Father of whose person and glory Jesus is the accurate expression. To become human, he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, so that two whole natures, the nature of God and human nature, were united in one person: truly God and truly human.
The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity is eternally one with the Father and the Son, yet he is sent by them to achieve the divine purpose in the world and in the church. The Infallible Scripture The Scriptures, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, are the infallible and divinely inspired word of God. They were written by holy people of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and have supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Sinfulness of Man People are made in the image of God and for fellowship with God. By transgression of God's command humankind fell from fellowship with God and their nature was corrupted. Apart from God's grace, people are helpless and hopeless.
Christ's Atonement for Sin To redeem people from the guilt, penalty, and power of sin, Jesus Christ became human and died a sacrificial death as our representative substitute. By his resurrection, God's acceptance of his atoning death was demonstrated. This atonement is sufficient for the whole world, but effective only in those who receive it. The sinner is justified and reconciled to God, not through any personal merit, but solely on the basis of God's gracious gift of salvation in Jesus Christ received through faith. The Return of the Lord Jesus Christ At the end of this age, according to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in His glory to the earth. The full consummation of the Kingdom of God awaits His return.
The Work of the Holy Spirit in Salvation The ministry of the Holy Spirit is necessary for the acceptance of God's provision of salvation. The Holy Spirit convinces people of their sinfulness, leads them to personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and so brings them to spiritual birth as God's children and to fellowship in Christ. Working within the life of believers the Holy Spirit makes real the presence of Christ, witnesses to their relationship with God, leads into all truth, bestows gifts for effective service, and produces graces for holy living. The Church The Church is the body of people whom God as separated from the world through their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. All regenerate persons are members of the universal Church of God which takes local form wherever groups of believers unite for worship, fellowship, and service in accordance with scriptural principles. All believers are called to a priestly ministry in the offering of spiritual sacrifices and sent into the world to be witnesses. God calls individuals to positions of oversight and leadership or the special ministries.
The Baptism of Believers by Immersion Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a public declaration of a person’s faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In accordance with New Testament Scripture, it should be administered only by total immersion which symbolises the believer’s identification with Christ in death, burial and resurrection, the remission of sins and the believer’s dedication of themself to God to live and walk in newness of life. Communion The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ instituted by Him to be celebrated with the elements of bread and wine by believers in Christ until the end of the age. It commemorates and declares our thanks for the Lord’s substitutionary death. The celebration of the ordinance expresses our fellowship with and in the Lord Jesus Christ as members of the Body of which He is the Head.
The Resurrection of the Dead At the end of the age, there is to be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous. After death people’s bodies return to dust, but their spirits return immediately to God – the righteous to be with Him and the unrighteous to be reserved for the judgment.
Rewards and Punishments in a Future State God has appointed a day of final judgement for the world. At that time Jesus Christ will judge every person and each will receive reward or punishment according to their deeds. Those judged righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment.