What we believe

We believe the Bible, Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God as they were originally given.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13)

We believe God has revealed Himself as one God existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible.
(Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and is the Saviour of humanity.
(Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6)

We believe God created humanity in his image but humans rebelled through sin against God and became spiritually dead, totally depraved and eternally separated from God.
(Romans 5:12,18)

We believe Jesus Christ died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of humanity. He was buried and then resurrected on the third day appearing to his disciples.
(1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)

We believe Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, His exaltation as Heavenly High Priest and His personal, literal and bodily coming to earth again a second time.
(John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Hebrews 4:14)

We believe the Holy Spirit indwells, guides and comforts believers through distributing gifts of the Spirit and leads believers to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.
(John 16:13, Ephesians 4:7, Romans 12:6, Galatians 5:22)

We believe gifts of the Spirit in operation are essential to the ministry of the church.
(1 Corinthians 12-14)

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of Jesus Christ crucified, by which forgiveness of sins is granted.
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12,22; Romans 5:11)

We believe in the Spirit-filled life and the development of godly character in the fear of God as believers serve and demonstrate devotion to God.
(Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1)

We believe the company of the called-out ones, the church, is the community where all believers join together in family to pursue the work of the ministry of Jesus Christ.
(Ephesians 1:22-23)

We believe in water baptism by immersion as a confession by the believer in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and an expression of faith and obedience to His command.
(Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:37-41, 19:1-6)

We believe in the breaking of bread commonly called communion or the “Lord’s Supper” where bread and the wine/juice are the symbols of celebration and remembering Jesus’ sacrifice.
(1 Corinthians 11:28-32)

We believe in Eternal Life for the believer in Jesus Christ and Eternal Punishment for the unbeliever who has rejected the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as Saviour.
(John 5:24, 3:16; Mark 9:43-50; 2 Thessalonians 1:9)