Statement of faith

1     About God

WE BELIEVE in the unity of the one true and living God, eternally existent and revealed in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

2     About Jesus Christ

 WE BELIEVE in the eternal deity and the true humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miraculous ministry, death upon the Cross, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, abiding intercession, and His personal and bodily future return for the Church.

3     About the Holy Spirit

WE BELIEVE that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

WE BELIEVE in baptism in the Holy Spirit, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.

4     About the Bible

WE BELIEVE The Bible is God’s Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

5     About Human Beings

WE BELIEVE that man was created good, but fell into sin, which has resulted in death upon all mankind, and that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the blood of Christ.

6     About Salvation

WE BELIEVE  Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved.  Eternal life begins the moment someone receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

WE BELIEVE that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body and deliverance from demonic bondage in answer to believing prayer.

 WE BELIEVE in baptism of believers by full immersion in water, following evidence of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and repentance from sin, as a necessary public declaration of new life.

WE BELIEVE in the Lord’s supper or breaking of bread, regularly observed, as a remembrance of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and a symbol of God’s covenant.

7     About Eternal Security

WE BELIEVE that because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity.  If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it.  Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.  It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

8     About Eternity

WE BELIEVE that people were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

9     THE CHURCH

WE BELIEVE in the unity of the Body of Christ, the Church, being all of those who have been born again by the Holy Spirit and in the offices and ministries as set by God in the Church and revealed in the New Testament.