Our Beliefs

WE BELIEVE:  The Bible consists of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired word of God and truthful in all  that it affirms. It is the final authority for Christian faith and practice. (2 Timothy  3:15 - 17, 2 Peter 1:19 - 21)

WE BELIEVE:  There is one true God who  eternally exists as three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.  Distinct in relationship, the three persons of the trinity are fully God and are one in essence and purpose. God has revealed Himself to be the infinite  personal Creator, who is sovereign over all things.  (Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy  6:4, Mark 1:9-11)

WE BELIEVE:  Jesus Christ is God's eternal Son.  Being both fully God and fully man; He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless  life, died as an atoning sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, rose bodily  from the dead and ascended into heaven to prepare a place for believers and to  intercede on their behalf.  (Matthew 1:18-23, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Acts  1:9-11)

WE BELIEVE:  Mankind was originally created in  God's image but being tempted by Satan, chose to sin and rebel against God. As  a result of this fallen condition, God's image has been marred and all men and  women are born separated from God and in need of salvation. Through personal  repentance and faith in Jesus Christ's finished work on the cross, we are  forgiven our sins, reborn by the Holy Spirit and restored into fellowship with  God.  (Genesis 1:26,  Genesis 3:9-13, Romans 5:8-12)

WE BELIEVE:  The Holy Spirit persuades us to  repent of our sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. He lives in us, teaches  us, equips us with spiritual gifts for effective ministry and empowers us to  live, grow, and serve in obedience to God.  (John 16:8-10, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians  12:4-9)

WE BELIEVE:  The Church is the living Body of  Christ on earth and comprised of all true believers in Jesus Christ. He is the head and source of the Church's life, which exists to glorify God. The Church  fulfills its mission by celebrating the glory and goodness of God, cultivating  personal growth in Christ, caring about one another in biblical community and  communicating the gospel in word and action to the world.  (Matthew 16:15-19,  Ephesians 4:14-16, Acts 2:41-47)

WE BELIEVE:  Jesus Christ will physically  return to earth to establish his eternal kingdom. He will judge the world,  reward the saints and rule for all eternity. This is the blessed hope of the  Church and its encouragement for perseverance in faith and ministry. Those who  have been reborn in Christ will live with Him forever . (John 14:1-3, Matthew  24:29-31, Revelation 19:11-21)