Statement of Faith

Our deepest convictions affect every decision we make as a church. While the Bible itself is our formal document of faith, the following statements should help you understand those biblical ideas that most fundamentally define who we are:

We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things. (Gen. 1:1; John 1:1; Matt. 3:16-17; 2 Cor. 13:14)

We believe in Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, who came to this world to die for our sins and who was bodily raised from the dead. (1 Cor. 15:1-8)

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Living God, who draws people to Christ and who lives in every person who has received Christ. (John 16:8-9; Acts 2:38; Eph. 1:13-14)

We believe that the Bible is the only infallible, inspired, and authoritative Word of God. As such it is our final authority for all matters of faith and Christian practice. (2 Tim. 3:14-16)

We believe that man, created by God, wilfully sinned and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Rom. 3:23, 6:23; Acts 4:12)

We believe that salvation – the forgiveness of sins – is available only by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. This free gift of salvation is offered to all who receive Christ as Lord and Saviour. (Eph. 2:8-9; Col. 2:6; John 3:16)

We believe that the Bible clearly teaches that the pattern to receive Christ is to believe in Jesus as God’s Son and Saviour of the world, repent of personal sin, and confess Christ publicly. (Rom. 10:9; Acts 2:36-38; Mark 16:16)

We believe that the Church is the body and bride of Christ on earth, founded on the Day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere. (Matt. 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)

We believe in a believer’s baptism and that immersion under water is the mode of baptism that best depicts our union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection as indicated by Jesus’ own example and command. (Mark 1:9-10; Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4)

We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. Those who are forgiven will spend eternity with God in heaven; those not forgiven will be eternally separated from God in hell. (Heb. 9:27; John 5:28-29; Dan. 12:2; 2 Cor. 4:14; Acts 17:31)

We believe in the personal return and victorious reign of Jesus Christ, who will judge in equity and justice all people who have ever lived, giving over those who were unrepentant to eternal condemnation but receiving the redeemed into eternal life. (Acts 1:11; 2 Pet. 3:9-10; Rev. 19:11-16)