beliefs & values

What we believe

The Trinity:
We believe in one true and living God, revealed to us as the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. Matt. 28:19, I Jn. 1:1,14

The Saviour:
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, his substitutionary death for our sins, bodily resurrection and imminent return in power and glory. Matt. 1:21-25, Isa. 53:5, Matt. 28:5-6; Acts 1:9; John 14:3

The Holy Spirit:
We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit: • By the inward witness of salvation to the believer. Romans 8:16 • By daily guidance and the growth of Christ-like character. John 16:13; Galatians 5:22-23 • By the baptism of the Holy Spirit, an experience distinct from and subsequent to the new birth, evidenced initially by speaking with other tongues, and subsequently by the manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony & service.This is available to every believer. Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2,6).  

The Bible:
We believe the Holy Scriptures are the inspired, inerrant, and complete revelation of God's will for man. In the Bible, God reveals His plan of salvation as well as, His will for our daily lives. II Tim. 3:16-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12

The Human Race:
We believe man was created in God's image. By voluntary sin man fell but in Jesus Christ there is the assurance of redemption,Gen. 1:26- 31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21. Men are saved solely by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, it is not by works but is a gift from God. Confessing Jesus as Lord in our lives leads to the direct witness of the Spirit of God in our hearts. The outward evidence is a life of holiness based on God's Word and a deep love for God and others. Our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity. Rom. 3:24; 10:8-10; 8:16; I Jn. 3:23; Jn. 13:35; Rom. 10:9-10, 14:10-12; II Cor. 5:10; Eph. 2:8-9; James 2:18

The Church: 
We believe in the unity of all true believers as Members of the universal Church (the Body of Christ) regardless of denominational affiliation. Eph. 1:22, 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23

The Declaration (Water Baptism):
We believe in water baptism by immersion as a public declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and has risen with Him to walk a life of holiness and love. Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:4

The Lord's Supper (Communion):
We believe in the celebration of the Lord's Supper as a remembrance of Jesus and His great sacrificial love.  I Cor. 11:24-30

The Coming King:
We believe Jesus Christ is coming again to gather His saints unto Himself. I Cor. 15:51-52; I Thess. 4:16-17; II Thess. 2:1.  • Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Christ will suffer eternal separation from God, 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Rev. 19:20, 20:10-15. • We also believe in the Millennial Reign of Jesus. The Lord Jesus Christ will return with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign on the earth for one thousand years as the Scriptures have promised, Rev. 19:11-16, 20:1-4. After this, there will be a new heaven and a new earth, Rev. 21:1-4.

What we value

We value a personal relationship with God cultivated in PRAYER. Phil.4:6-7; Ps. 46:10; Phil 3:8; 1 Thess5:16-18

We value the regular assembling of the local church in corporate WORSHIP. Heb.10:19-25; John 4:23, 24; 1 Chron. 16:29; Ps. 22:22  

We value PEOPLE and the loving of each individual through friendship and caring relationships. John 13:34-35; John 15:12; 1 John 4:7

We value the sharing of the GOSPEL of Christ both corporately and personally. Rom.1:16; 1 Peter 3:13; Mark 16:15

We value REACHING OUT to meet needs in our community by practical demonstrations of God’s love. Matt.5:16; James 1:27

We value EXCELLENCE in doing our very best to honour God and inspire people. Colossians 3:17; 2 Tim. 2:15; Eccl. 9:10; Dan. 6:3

We value SERVING as a team utilizing the gifts each has been given and training emerging leaders. Eph.4:11,12,16

We value the WORD OF GOD and its effectiveness to change lives through biblical teaching and discipleship in small groups. Heb.4:12,13; James 1:23-25; Ps. 138:2

We value the leading and empowering of the HOLY SPIRIT in the lives of believers. Acts 1:5, 8; Zach.4:6

We value the FAMILY as the building block of society and seek to strengthen the family through all of our endeavours.