As a church our focus is shaped by what we believe about the Bible and our desire to see our faith impact every area of our life.
We want to encourage everyone to commit to following Jesus personally and love him deeply.
As Christians we are part of a bigger community and we all have something different to contribute as we seek to grow together.
SPEAKING THE GOOD NEWS
God loves us, He created us, and He even sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay the price for our sin. That's good news and we want everyone to know it!
Christians are called to love their neighbour as themselves. We seek to live out that principle in how we practically and emotionally support one another and our community.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our culture is becoming increasingly non-religious and the temptation for any church is to compromise what we believe and start taking on the beliefs and values of the world around us. We don't want that for our church. As a community of Christians we are committed to listening to what God has to say through his word the Bible.
God: There is one God in whom there are three and equal persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of everything, infinite, eternal, faithful, all powerful and good.(Matthew 28:19 | 1 Peter 1:1-2)
The Bible: The Bible is the word of God written by individual personalities but each inspired by the Spirit of God. The Bible is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and godly living.(2 Timothy 3:16 | 2 Peter 1:21)
Humankind: God created humankind in the image of God. We are unique in all of creation and called to live in relationship with our creator, with humanity, and as rulers over the rest of creation.(Genesis 1:28 | Psalm 8)
Sin: Every human is by nature sinful, and all of creation suffers the consequences of living in a fundamentally fallen world. As a result of our sinful nature we are all guilty before God and deserving God's wrath and condemnation.(Romans 3.23| Ephesians 2:3)
Jesus: Jesus is the Christ, born fully human and fully God, uncorrupted by sin and shared in the struggles and suffering of humanity. Jesus willingly died, once for all, as our representative and substitute. His sacrifice alone redeems us from the guilt, penalty and power of sin.(John 1:14 | Hebrews 1:1-4 | 1 Peter 3:18 | Hebrews 9:25-27)
The bodily resurrection: Jesus was crucified and died and rose in bodily form. He is the first fruits of those who have died and He ascended to the right hand of the Father where he now rules as king.(John 20:26-28 | 1 Corinthians 15:17-21)
Salvation by grace: Salvation is the free gift of God. The Holy Spirit helps us recognise our need for God and compels us to repent and believe the good news about Jesus. Salvation cannot be earned or made more secure by works. God saves the sinner by grace through faith in Christ alone.(Ephesians 2:10 | 2 Peter 1:10-11)
Christian living: The Spirit convicts the Christian of sin, guides the Christian in truth and transforms the mind and conduct of the Christian so they are more like Christ. Christians sin even with the Holy Spirit and this struggle will continue until we are raised perfect with Christ.(Romans 12:1-2 | 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)
The Church: As Christians we are all gathered by Christ and are part of the body of Christ. Christians express their relationship together by gathering regularly to worship God in a committed community.(Matthew 16:18 | Ephesians 4:11-13 | Hebrews 10:25)
The Future: Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead and establish his new heaven and new earth.(2 Timothy 4:7-9 | Revelation 21:1-4)