What we believe

 1.  We believe that there is only one God who eternally exists as three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That is, God is One but within this one God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 2.  We believe that the Bible is the inspired infallible Word of God and is without error in all it affirms. We believe that it is our ultimate source of authority and is fully trustworthy for all matters of faith and conduct.

 3.  We believe sin has separated each of us from God and has robbed us of the meaning and fulfillment that God had planned for us.

 4.  We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sinless life.

 5.  We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, dealing with the problem of our sin, opening the way for us to be made right with God, and defeating Satan.

 6.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, his ascension to the Father, and his reign at the Father’s right hand.

 7.  We believe sinners are forgiven and brought into a right relationship with God by his grace and not by works of any kind. We believe that the sinner needs to turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 8.  We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes showing us our sin, leading us to repentance, and giving us new birth.

 9.  We believe that the believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit at conversion. It is his desire to transform us so that we become more like Jesus in word and works. It is the Holy Spirit who produces the Fruit of the Spirit within us and not legalistic rules and regulations.

 10.  We believe that while the new Christian is indwelt with the Spirit when they believe they still need to receive the power of the Spirit. We believe this usually comes after conversion and is referred to as “being Spirit filled’.

 11.  We believe all the gifts of the Spirit as recorded in the New Testament, including ‘speaking in tongues’, are available today.

 12.  We believe the church, both local and universal, is the Body of Christ. Being an active part of the local church is mandatory for the believer unless the situation prohibits this. We believe in the priesthood of all believers and the enthusiastic commitment to the Great Commission.

13.  We believe in the personal visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God. We believe in the final judgment, the eternal punishment of the lost, and the establishment of the new heaven and new earth for the redeemed.