We Believe

We believe that there is one God who created the earth and everything else in the universe. We believe that God exists as a trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – each equal and separate, yet each a part of the one whole.

We believe that the Bible is the true word of God, written by many humans under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We believe that it is relevant today. We hold it to be the guidance in the way we live our lives and the sole authority in matters of faith, belief, conduct, practice and discipline.

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son who was born of the virgin Mary by God the Holy Spirit and who lived a pure and sinless life on earth; that he willingly died on a cross, crucified for our sins, then rose from the dead to demonstrate his power over death and sin; that he later ascended into heaven where he lives with God the Father and that one day he will return to earth, as He promised.

We believe that the Holy Spirit makes us aware of our need to have Jesus Christ in our lives and that, once we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Saviour, the Holy Spirit lives inside us giving us the power, strength and understanding to live our lives in accordance with Jesus’ teaching, as God requires.

We believe that salvation is received through understanding that we are sinful, that we need Jesus Christ to forgive our sins, and by asking Christ to forgive our sins and accept us as His people, true children of God. We believe that it is only through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that we can enter heaven, that good deeds alone are not sufficient.

We believe that after accepting Christ as Saviour the next step is to be baptised, following the example and the command of Jesus. We practise baptism by full immersion, symbolising the death of our ‘old self’ in sin and our ‘new life’ and faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe that the responsibility and privilege of the local church is to be obedient to Christ’s final commandment to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28 v 19.