The Bible clearly teaches that God taught His people how to walk with Him - and not just with their feet. His people were expected to use their mouths in worship, hands in service and lives as witnesses to the surrounding nations. He was their God, they were His people, and He expected them to live like it.
In view of the above, our statement of faith isn't meant to be dry words, but rather read in conjunction with the ministries that we do, becoming an outworking of what we say we believe and as a witness to the local community.
Therefore, we believe in…
The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
The church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
This text was taken from the Evangelical Alliance basis of faith page
The body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
If the church is to make disciples, our first priority must be to declare the glory of Jesus. It is not enough for us to promote a general faith in God or to announce a biblical set of moral values. The specific task of the church is to proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ in such a way that by the power of the Spirit there will be a community of people who are captivated by Him. That's where discipleship begins.
Disciples are active participants in the ministry of Jesus. We are "God's fellow workers" ( 2 Corinthians 6:1) As His Spirit flows into each of us, we find that we begin to feel compassion for a lost world. You will break free from the insularity of the world around you and begin to feel the heart of God for lost people.
Our ministry pages list some of the ways that this church reaches out to our local community.