WHAT WE BELIEVE

 
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Our vision is to be a community of Christians who are passionate for Jesus Christ and devoted to one another. A spirit-led people with the Bible central to our lives. A family that grows through discipleship, shares their faith and who loves through action.

God

We believe in one God, who is Sovereign over all of creation and who exists in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Saviour

We believe Jesus Christ is our Saviour, that He came to earth in human form. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross, was resurrected from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of God as our Intercessor. He will one day return in glory to establish His Kingdom on the earth. (John 1:1, Matthew 1:18, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Acts 10:38, 1 John 2:2, Luke 24:39, Hebrews 4:14, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 21:1-2).

Bible

We believe The Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God. The Bible reveals God's love and message of salvation for each person. (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a free gift to all people that can only be received through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Accepting this gift makes it possible for us to have a personal relationship with Him as our Lord and Saviour. The Bible says, 'to those that believed Him they were given the right to become children of God'. Therefore salvation is a personal decision. We believe that God has a plan for each of us, to prosper us and give us a hope and a future. (Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12, Revelation 3:20, Acts 4:12, Romans 3:22-26).

Spiritual Gifts

We believe in all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit, as documented in the Bible around the time of Jesus, are still available to us today and are freely given to us in varying degrees. The gifts of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discernment, speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues are given by God. They are given for the encouragement, inspiration and growth of believers, to become more like Christ and to be effective and fruitful in all God calls them to do. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11).

The Church

We believe the church is the body of Christ and with Christ as its head. The church exists to teach the Word of God, worship God, equip believers for ministry and share God's message of mercy, hope, love and forgiveness to the world. Being a member of a local church is important to us. We believe that God calls us to regular fellowship as believers so that all have the opportunity to give, receive and grow together. (1 Corinthians 12:22-27, Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15-16, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephisians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:12).

Ministry

We believe in evangelism. We believe that Jesus gave a command to his followers to 'Go' into all the world, preach the good news, baptise those who believe, teach them to follow His commands and make disciples in His name. (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:18-20).

Mankind

We believe that man was created in the image of God for fellowship with Him and to be stewards over the earth. (Genesis 1:26-28) Through sin (our disobedience to God and acts of disobedience) we have been separated from God and are unable to redeem ourselves. Every person needs this relationship and everyone is able to be forgiven and be accepted by God. (Matthew 19:25-26, Romans 5:12).

Baptism & Communion

We believe that believers should be baptised in water as an outward sign of their commitment to Jesus (Matthew 28:19, 1 Pet 3:20-22). We believe in remembering and celebrating through communion Jesus' death on the cross and the victory He won on our behalf. (1 Corinthians 11:23-27).

Family

We believe in the family and that God established it as the basic building block of society. Children are a gift from God and need to be raised in a secure and loving environment that establishes them in the Christian faith. (Psalms 127:3-5).

Marriage

We believe that God ordained marriage to be between a man and woman for companionship, support and to be fruitful. (Genesis 1:28, Genesis 2:20-25, Ephesians 5:31, Ephesians 5:25, 1 Peter 3:7).