Statement of Faith


The Scriptures

We believe that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We understand this to mean that the Bible in its 66 books is inspired in that holy men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21) to write its very words and that the Bible is inerrant and infallible, therefore, the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct (1 Corinthians 2:13)


The Triune Godhead

We believe in the eternal Godhead who has revealed himself as One God existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible (2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 5:7-8, Matthew 28:19).


Virgin Birth

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-35), was born of the Virgin Mary (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18) and was truly the Son of Man (John 12:34) and the Son of God (Luke 1:35).


The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 4:24-25; 10:9-10) , that He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:10-11) and is presently in heaven acting on behalf of believers as their High Priest and Advocate (Hebrews 4:14-15).


Humanity Created in the Image of God

We believe that man was created by and in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27, John 1:3) 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 3:23).


Atonement for Sins

We believe that Christ died as a sacrifice for our sins and that, because He shed His blood, the salvation of man is a free gift of God by grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His death for us (Romans 6:23; 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 that the Christian life is impossible apart from the indwelling presence and enabling of the Holy Spirit.

Simultaneous to our salvation we were “sealed by the Holy Spirit for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30), we were “baptized by one Spirit into one body” (1 Corinthians 12:13), and we are to live each day in the fullness of the Holy Spirit by yielding all that we are to His control (Ephesians 5:18).

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 (1 Corinthians 12:4-7).

We are warned not to “grieve the Holy Spirit” by sinful activity (Ephesians 4:30) and therefore to confess our sin in order to maintain a wholesome and effective relationship with God (1 John 1:9).


The Christian Walk

We believe that the Christian is called with a holy calling to live in accordance with the Spirit and not with the flesh (1 Peter 1:14-16, Colossians 3:1-10, Romans 6:11-13; 8:1-13, Galatians 5:16-23, Ephesians 4:22-24, 1 John 1:4-7; 3:5-9) and to identify with and serve through a local church (body of Christ) to fulfill the great commission (Romans 12:5-6, Hebrews 2:10-12, Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 28:18-20).


The Bodily Return of Our Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the personal bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 1:9-11) to set up His kingdom (Titus 2:13, Isaiah 11:10, Ezekiel 37:21-28, Acts 15:16-17, Romans 11:26, Revelation 20:1-3).


The Bodily Resurrection of the Believer and Unbeliever

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the believer and unbeliever (John 5:28-29; Daniel 12:2), the everlasting blessing of the believer (Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15) and the everlasting conscious punishment of the unbeliever (Revelation 20:12-15; Matthew 25:31-46).


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 evangelize the world (Matthew 28:18-10; Acts 1:8). Every subsidiary ministry of the Church must actively support the work of world evangelism (Acts 5:42).