We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and that it can be applied to our everyday lives. We believe in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Although it was written by different men, it is without error because it was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in one God. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority as being God.
We believe in God the Father. He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
We believe in God the Son. Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death and through His resurrection we can have eternal life.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, that it empowers and equips believers for service. The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts and makes us more like Christ.
We believe that man is made in the image of God and that man is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Therefore, everyone is in need of God’s grace and redemption.
We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive Jesus by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread’. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to Jesus. We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation. Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
We believe that marriage is God-ordained as being a lifelong faithful relationship between a man and a woman. This relationship should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:23-30).
We believe that Jesus implemented two ordinances – Baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper to be observed as acts of obedience. Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection. The Lord’s Supper (communion) is the partaking of bread and wine as a symbol of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes.