What we believe
We believe in the fundamental truths of Christianity, as revealed in the Bible, including:
The one true God who lives eternally in three distinct but equal persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin. He is truly divine and truly human and is the only person to have lived a sinless life. The bodily resurrection of Christ, his ascension to the Father, his reign over Heaven and Earth and his mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who illuminates the scriptures, leads us to repentance and unites us with Christ through new birth. He empowers believers to live for Christ, serve him and make him known.
The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God. The Bible is fully trustworthy for faith and conduct being both inerrant and infallible as originally given.
The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love God and others, to be holy and to care for creation. The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen humanity, making all people subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
The substitutionary atoning sacriﬁce of Christ on the cross. He died in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, thereby reconciling us with God. This is the all-sufﬁcient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences. The justiﬁcation of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ cruciﬁed and risen from the dead. We are credited with his righteousness entirely by his grace and by no effort of our own.
The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, is the priesthood of all believers. The body is given life by the Holy Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and to proclaim and live out the gospel.
Marriage as given by God is a covenant union between one man and one woman which ultimately serves as a type of the union between Christ and his Church. Sexual intimacy is a gift from God and is to be enjoyed exclusively within the context of this union.
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulﬁl the purposes of God. He will raise all people to judgement, bringing eternal life to the redeemed, eternal condemnation to the lost, and will establish a new heaven and new earth.