Our Beliefs

  • The one sovereign triune God is uncreated (Ps 90:2; John 8:58; Rev 22:13) and exists eternally (1 Tim 1:17) in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen 1:1-2; John 1:1). All three persons exist in one divine nature being all knowing (Ps 139; Heb 4:13), all powerful (2 Cor 12:9), immutable (Mal 3:6; Jas 1:17), holy (Isa 6:3), loving (1 John 4:16) and good (1 Chron 16:34) yet indescribable (Ps 145:7; 1 Cor 2:10). There is nowhere in creation where one can go where God is not (Ps 139:7); he is immanent yet transcendent (Acts 17:24-31).
  • God the Father is maker of heaven and earth. He spoke creation into being (Gen 1:3; John 1:1) and sustains it through that same Word (Heb 1:3). He is the sender of his Son into the world (John 3:16).
  • The Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life and performed divine miracles. He was crucified on a cross providing an atoning death for fallen humanity (Rom 5:11; Heb 2:9). He was resurrected in the body and ascended to the right hand of the Father (Heb 1:3) where he mediates on our behalf (1 Tim 2:5). He will return in power at a date and time only known and ordained by the Father (Matt 24:36).
  • The Holy Spirit is sent by the Father and the Son (Gal 4:6) and ministers to convict (John 16:8), regenerate (Acts 3:21) and sanctify believers (2 Thes 2:13; 1 Pet 1:2). Through his indwelling he guides and equips believers to minister in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:12-16). He works as intercessor for believers before the Father (Rom 8:26). He seals the believer until the day of redemption (Eph 3:30).
  • The Holy Scriptures were originally given by God, divinely inspired by the Spirit, infallible, entirely trustworthy, authoritative in all matters of faith and conduct and able to make us wise unto salvation (Luke 24:27; 2 Tim 3:16-17).
  • All humanity is created in the image of God, but has sinned and tarnished this image (Gen 1:27; Rom 3:23).
  • Salvation and the gift of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling is only available through repentance from sin and faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 1:15; Acts 2:38; Eph 2:8).
  • The Church – the body of Christ – is to be a Spirit inspired community united in its efforts to worship God and make disciples through the authority given by Jesus himself (Matt 28:19-20; 1 Cor 12).
  • There are two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which were instituted by Christ, to be perpetual signs and seals of the covenant through his blood. The public act of baptism is the initiation into personal membership in the church and the Lord’s Supper is an ongoing reminder not just of Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf but of the commitment we make in return as members of his body – the church (Matt 28:19; 1 Cor 11:24-25).
  • At the return of Christ, he will separate the faithful from the unfaithful. The faithful will go on to spend eternity dwelling with God in renewed creation. The unfaithful will spend eternity separated from him (Matt 25:31-46; Rev 20:11-15).