As a Church we believe in the teachings of Christianity, as revealed in the Bible.
We believe that the whole Bible, consisting of the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament is the perfect, breathed out word of God. It is our highest authority for every area of life.
We believe in One God who eternally exists in three persons as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God created men and women perfectly, equally and complementary to bear His image. However by nature and choice all people have rebelled against God and do not live as we were created to. Our rebellion affects every area of our life, prevents us from seeking God and leaves us deserving of God's right judgement; eternal death.
We believe that, despite our sin, God demonstrated His love for us by His Son, Jesus, to save us from the judgement we deserve. Jesus, who is fully God, willingly entered the world and became fully human by being born of a virgin. Despite living a perfect life Jesus willingly suffered God's judgement on sin by dying on the cross. Three days later Jesus rose from the dead to prove that the penalty for sin had been paid. 40 days later, after appearing to hundreds of people, Jesus ascended into heaven where He now represents man before God.
We believe that the right response to the gospel is to put our faith in Jesus. By faith alone we united to Christ, our sin is taken from us and His perfection given to us so that we are forgiven for all of our sin. Faith is a gift from God, evidenced by living in obedience to God's word.
We believe that sanctification is a life-long process in which the Holy Spirit, who lives in all Christians, re-creates us to properly bear God's image again. Though we are still imperfect because sin remains a reality a Christian wants to change and to become more like Jesus.
We believe that the Church is made up of people who have put their faith in Jesus. The Church exists to represent God in the world. The Holy Spirit empowers the Church and equips every Christian with spiritual gifts to advance the Church's mission.
Baptism and Communion
We believe that baptism and communion were commanded by Jesus. Baptism marks the entrance of a person into the Church. Communion is a sign of our continued participation within the Church.
We believe in the physical and visible return of Jesus to the earth. On that day He will judge the living and the dead. All who put their faith in Christ will live with God forever in the new heavens and the new earth and all who rejected the gospel will endure God's eternal, conscious judgement for their sin.
As part of the Acts 29 network of Churches we also hold to it's distinctives which you can find by clicking here.