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Statement of Faith

The Scriptures
We believe in the divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures
(II Timothy 3:16-17), which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
The Triune Godhead
We believe in the one true God (Mark 12:29) who lives eternally (John 1:1-4) in three persons
(II Corinthians 13:14, I John 5:7-8) - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Virgin Birth
We believe in the incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:27-35); truly divine (Col.2.9) and truly human, yet without sin (John 12:34 and Luke 1:35).
The Teaching of Jesus
We believe in the absolute authority and infallibility of the teaching of Jesus (John 8.26 & 28).
The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ (Romans 10:9-10), the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father (Acts 1:10-11), and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world (Hebrews 4:14-15).
Man created in the image of God
We believe that man was created by and in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27) and that man sinned, and in his natural state is lost, alienated from God and incapable of attaining salvation by any personal effort or merit (Romans 3:24-25).
Atonement for Sins
We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Salvation
We believe that salvation is a free gift by God's grace through faith without works of any kind (Ephesians 2:8-9), that all who accept the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again by the Holy Spirit and become the children of God (John 1:12).
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness. The Holy Spirit equips us to live holy lives, producing the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ (Galatians 5: 22-23), and giving Spiritual Gifts to enable us to serve God effectively by bringing blessing to others (I Corinthians 12:4-7).
The Christian Walk
We believe the Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love (I Corinthians 12: v27).
We will observe two divinely commanded ceremonies:
Believer’s baptism by immersion, upon confession of faith and as an act of obedience (Matt28 v19 -20 and Acts 2 v38)
The Lords Supper (communion) as an act of remembrance and fellowship (Luke 22 v19 -20, 1 Cor 11 v23 - 28, 1 Cor 10 v16).
The Great Commission
We believe that, until the return of Christ, it is the Christian's privilege and duty and the supreme task of the Church to evangelise locally and on a worldwide basis supporting others on the mission field (Matthew 28:18-10; Acts 1:8).
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:9-11) to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.