What we believe

This is what we believe...

We believe and trust in God the father who created the world.

God is Almighty, holy, the creator of the universe, and He also wishes us to know Him personally and intimately as our Heavenly Father.

 

We believe and trust in Jesus Christ who redeemed mankind.

In dying, Jesus offers us forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Jesus was human in every way. He knows and understands our humanity and showed us how to live, yet He was God’s Son. In dying in our place and rising to life He offers us forgiveness for our sins, friendship with God and eternal life.

 

We believe and trust in the Holy Spirit who gives life to the people of God.

All who receive Jesus as their personal Saviour receive the Holy Spirit and eternal life. But there is need for the daily filling by the Holy Spirit so that we may know the love of God and the empowering of God for obedience and service.

 

We believe and trust in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Our Purpose

SERVING JESUS AND THE COMMUNITY.

 

How Can We Do This?

 

We hold to the ‘Core Values’ and endeavour to apply them to our church, work and family life so that, through the way we live, people will see the difference Jesus makes, and in taking opportunities to tell people about Jesus that others may come to know Him too.

 

Core Values

1. The Bible is the sole basis for our faith

2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12

Though all truth is God’s truth, we believe the Bible is the Word of God for today. We believe that it is the yardstick against which everything else must be tested.

 

2. Worship is central to Christian life.

John 3:16-17, 1 Timothy 2:4

‘Worship’ means to give someone their worth. As we worship God together we honour Him. Worship also releases the Spirit of God and opens us to a deeper personal knowledge of Him.

 

3. Covenanting ourselves to teaching, prayer, fellowship and Holy Communion.

Acts 2:42, Colossians 4:2, Hebrews 12:25, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

The early Christians were strengthened and enriched through receiving regular Biblical teaching, personal and corporate prayer, the encouragement of Christian fellowship and regular receiving of Holy Communion. We believe it is just as important for us.

 

4. Lost people matter to God.

John 3:16-17, 1 Timothy 2:4

We should be concerned about those who don’t know Jesus, as well as those who do. We will endeavour to show and tell them of the saving love of Jesus.

 

5. Authentic Christian Living.

Micah 6:8, John 8:31-32, John 16:13

Our aim is to be real and genuine in every area of our life. It must be shown in our faith, in our relationships and at work, and we need to learn to live in a way that honours God.

 

6. Commitment to working relationships through.

Matthew 18:15-22, John 15:12-14

We will endeavour to be committed to seeking ways to resolve hurts and differences, so that relationships can be built on truth and love. We will commit to talk to people rather than about them to others.

 

7. Acknowledging and using the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Romans 12:6-8

Recognising the value of the gifts of the Holy Spirit today, we will use them for building up the fellowship and the extension of the Kingdom. We will commit ourselves to discerning those gifts in ourselves and in others.

 

8. Being stewards of all God has given us.

Psalm 24:1, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 1 Chronicles 29:14

All things come from God. We are stewards of everything we have. As a church, and as individuals, we will endeavour to use our resources in ways that honour Him and bless others.

 

We were created to GLORIFY God the Father

We are committed to GROW as disciples of Jesus

We are called to GO OUT in the power of the Holy Spirit to love and serve a broken and hurting world.


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