Statement of Faith
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that they constitute the ‘Divine Plumb Line’ of
Christian faith and practice.
We believe there is only one God, Who is infinitely perfect; the Creator, Preserver and Governor of all things and Who is the only proper object of worship.
We believe that there are three Persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God made manifest in the flesh; truly God and truly man, and that by His suffering and death made atonement for sin, and that by His resurrection there is eternal life for all who believe.
We believe that since the fall of our first parents, man is entirely unable in his own strength to find salvation and reconciliation with God and is wholly dependent on God’s grace and mercy.
We believe that salvation, by God’s grace depends upon repentance, faith in God, cleansing by the shed blood of Jesus, and the regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
We believe baptism by full immersion in water is the seal of the New Covenant
and the means by which we enter into that covenant with God. In baptism we are baptised into the death of Jesus and become partakers of His resurrection.
We believe that the gift of the Holy Spirit is the inheritance of believers to empower us to live holy and victorious lives, and that the Holy Spirit operates through gifts, ministries and manifestations to glorify Jesus through His Body to the world.
We believe that Jesus Christ, at the time of His ascension into heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of the Father, gifted the Church with living ministry expressions of Himself through apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry.
We believe that neither ritual, tradition, ceremony or rite can replace conversion,
a personal relationship with God, or true worship, and that nothing less than the Lordship of Christ upon a life is the mark of a Christian.
We believe in the continuance of the Lords Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, as instituted by Jesus with His disciples. In the breaking of Bread we proclaim the death of the Lord until He comes, and are called not only to examine ourselves but also to judge the body rightly.
We believe in the physical, triumphant return of Christ, to an overcoming and glorious Church, and to establish the full manifestation of the Kingdom of God.
We believe it is the Commission of Christ to the Church to go into the whole world and preach the gospel, heal the sick, and deliver those in bondage, knowing that “this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to the whole world as a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come.”
We believe in the final judgement of God, when all men shall give account of their deeds; in the eternal punishment of the wicked, and eternal life for the righteous.