What We Believe
The Bible We believe the Bible, as originally given, is without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and applicable and relevant to our everyday lives.
The Trinity We believe in one eternal God who is the creator of all things. He exists in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God. He is sovereign in creation, guidance and rescuing us from the effects of our sinful natures..
The Saviour We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in Him taking the punishment for our wrongdoings by willingly offering His life, through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His return to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second return to claim His Church.
The Holy Spirit We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.
Mankind We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, making man subject to God’s just wrath and condemnation.
Salvation We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ promised, we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. In doing this we are pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is passed on to us by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.
The Church We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these make up the universal Church, the Body of Christ.
The Ministry We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.
The Ordinances We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return.
The Commission We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the Gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.
The Coming King We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ as promised, to reign in power and glory.
Our Future State We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, in our eternal conscious destination of either Heaven or Hell determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ in life.