Statement of Faith
The Church believes:
- There is one true living God, who is Spirit, light and love, the Creator and Ruler of the universe, who is absolutely holy, infinitely good and great, all powerful, all-present and all knowing.
- God has eternally existed in three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, called the Holy Trinity, these being the same in substance and equal in power and glory.
About Jesus Christ
- Jesus Christ is God, the Son, who came to earth and took on humanity still fully God and now forever also fully human. This incarnation was achieved through a miraculous conception and virgin birth.
- Jesus lived a sinless human life in perfect obedience to the Father and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sin and a substitution in our place at His death on the cross.
- By the power of the Holy Spirit, God the Father raised Jesus bodily from the dead, conquering Satan, sin and death. Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven’s glory where He intercedes on our behalf.
- Jesus will return to earth bodily to claim His own and visibly reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
About The Holy Spirit
- The person of the Holy Spirit is the one who sanctifies, empowers and imparts spiritual gifts to the church. Christians are to be filled with the Holy Spirit and live daily under His control.
About the Bible
- The whole of the scriptures, Old and New Testament, as originally given, are the inspired Word of God, free from error and the supreme authority for matters of faith and conduct.
- Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ alone. Salvation is assured by the grace, commitment and power of God.
- The gift of God’s grace and mercy is what Jesus Christ has made possible by His perfect life and His atoning death.
- The death of Jesus Christ on the cross has resulted in atonement for the sin of the whole world.
- Satan has a distinct personality and is the god of this age, author and prince of all powers of darkness and sin, his desire is to draw people away from God.
- Satan will be overcome and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire.
- Baptism is the immersion of believers on the profession of their faith, an act of obedience and identification with the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
About The Lord’s Supper
- The Lord’s Supper is a time of Communion when believers remember Christ’s sacrificial death; share in fellowship with their risen Lord and with one another and look forward to His return.
About the Church and Congregational Life
- Christ alone is the Head of The Church. The Church is the community called into being by God. In both its universal and local expressions it consists of persons who have personally and knowingly accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and have pledged themselves to worship, follow and serve Him.
- The will of Christ for each Church is found as the Holy Spirit brings direction and conviction to that congregation gathered to seek His will in the light of the Scriptures.
The Lord’s Supper
The Church will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together generally no less than once a month but also on any occasion as determined by the Elders Board of Governance or Senior Pastor. All who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ shall be invited to participate.