Statement of Faith
We believe there is but one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is the almighty Creator, Saviour and Judge who governs all things according to His Sovereign will and is accomplishing His purpose in creation and in the Church to His glory.
We believe the Bible is the complete Word of God. The sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising of the Old and the New Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and are therefore entirely free of error.
We believe God the Father is the source of all that is good. He initiated creation and redemption which He accomplishes through His Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory.
We believe the Holy Spirit makes the Word of Christ effective to sinners, giving spiritual life and placing them into the Church. He dwells in all believers, empowering them to love, serve, witness and obey God, equipping them with gifts, and transforming them to be increasingly like Christ.
We believe Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross, in which He bore the punishment of sinners, is the only and all-sufficient basis of God’s provision of salvation for all people of every culture, age and gender, expressing His love and satisfying His justice. By Gods grace the repentant sinner, through trusting alone in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour, is put right with God, adopted by the Father into His family and receives eternal life.
We believe the Universal Church is made up of all who have been born of the Spirit. It finds local expression in communities of believers called by God to worship, fellowship, proclaim the Gospel, and make disciples among all people, reflecting God’s character, engaging in works of compassion, contending for truth and justice, and celebrating baptism and communion.
We believe in the resurrection; the saved to everlasting life and the unsaved to everlasting punishment.