We believe in one eternal God, revealed in Three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is infinite in power, wisdom, holiness and love, and created our universe in its entirety.
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth was and is God the Son, who has been with God since the beginning, and came into our world by being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless human life in perfect obedience to the Father, and offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice for sin and a substitution in humanity’s place at His death on the cross. After His death, Jesus was raised to life again by the Holy Spirit’s power, demonstrating His complete victory over Satan, sin and death. Jesus now resides at God’s right hand, and will return one day.
About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity and is eternally one with God the Father and God the Son. After Jesus’ return to Heaven, the Holy Spirit was sent to believers so that they might do the works of their heavenly Lord and be the body of Christ. It is the Holy Spirit who today convicts us of sin, leads us to faith in Jesus Christ, and empowers us to live Christian lives.
About the Bible
We believe the Scriptures, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, are the infallible Word of God. They were written by human authors, inspired by the Holy Spirit and have supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Bible is the written Word of God, provided to humanity in order to reveal Himself and further His glory.
We believe that Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ that is a public declaration of a person’s faith in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. We believe that baptism is most appropriately carried out when performed by total immersion, symbolising the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection, and their corresponding commitment to put to death their old way of life, and their dedication to a new way of life under the guidance and Lordship of Jesus.
We believe that the Lord’s Supper (or Communion) is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ, instituted by Him to be celebrated with the elements of bread and wine/juice by believers until His next coming. It commemorates His substitutionary death on the Cross, and is an opportunity to declare our thanks for His sacrifice. The celebration of the ordinance expresses our fellowship with and in the Lord Jesus Christ as members of the Body of which He is the Head. Similar to Baptism, the Lord’s Supper should only be practised by current believers.
We believe that prayer is humanity’s direct connection to God the Father. Through prayer, believers are able to communicate their worship, passion, repentance, needs, requests, thanksgiving and heart to God. Prayer is an essential cornerstone to the believer’s life. A Christian should be living a life of regular prayer in order to stay connected and open to God so that our lives can be saturated in Him. Christians should be regularly bearing up one another in prayer, as well as those around them in their lives. Prayer for the salvation of those who have not yet become Christians should be of particular concern.
We believe that all of humanity was made in the image and likeness of God, for fellowship with God, and for the worship and glorification of God.
We believe that by transgression of God’s command (sin) humankind fell from fellowship with God and their nature was corrupted. As a consequence, all people are spiritually dead and subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. Furthermore, we believe that humanity is unable to restore this relationship, and requires grace from God in order to be saved.
We believe that God the Son came to earth in human flesh as Jesus Christ and died a sacrificial death as our representative substitute. This atonement is sufficient for the whole world, but effective only in those who choose to receive it. The sinner is justified and reconciled to God, not through any personal merit, but solely on the basis of God’s grace through Jesus Christ.
About the Church
We believe that the Church is the body of people whom God has separated from the world through faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. All believers are called to a priestly ministry and are sent into the world to be witnesses. God calls individuals to positions of oversight and leadership or to special ministries. The Church recognises such by ordaining pastors, commissioning missionaries, appointing deacons and other leaders, following New Testament practice.
Find out more
To discover more about what we believe, please contact the church office for a detailed pdf of our statement of beliefs email: [email protected]
Our church leaders are also a wonderful resource for learning more about what our church believes and values. Have a chat with one this Sunday or give us a call to organise a meeting.