Dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit, we proclaim the love and good news of Jesus Christ through our words and actions. We rely on the truth and inspiration of the scriptures for God’s guidance into the future that we approach knowing God is with us.

We believe in:

The Triune God

That is, God revealed in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ

The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead; the sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption; and final judgment.

The Sacrifice of Christ

The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation; and redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God.

The Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit

The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective to individual sinners, granting them repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ; the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit in sanctifying and empowering the believer.

The Divine Inspiration and Infallibility of the Bible

Consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Individual Responsibility

Each person is responsible for their own sins and therefore responsible for their own response of faith to the work of Jesus Christ on the cross and the invitation of the Holy Spirit to repent, believe, and be baptized.

The Priesthood of all Believers

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to believers for the purpose of ministry and glorifying God. Ministry does not belong to a certain class of believer but to all who belong to Christ. All ministries proceed from and are sustained by the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

Christ–centred Community

The Church as the Bride of Christ is a community and a sanctuary; one where people should feel safe to experience meaningful relationships with God through Jesus Christ, and with each other. When Christ calls us to Himself He calls us to community.

Standards of Sexual Conduct

God designed human sexuality not only for procreation but also for the joyful expression of love, honour, and fidelity between one wife and one husband. These are the only sexual relations that biblical theology deems good and holy. Adultery, fornication (sex outside of marriage), and homosexual unions, and the like are intimacies contrary to God’s design. The church may not lower God’s standards of sexual morality for any of its members, but must honour God by upholding these standards tenaciously in face of society’s departure from them. While single, Christians are called to celibacy and God gives them grace to live in chastity.

The Family and the Call to Singleness

The family is a divinely ordained focus of love, intimacy, personal growth and stability for women, men, and children. Single-parent families and victims of family breakdown have special needs to which we must respond with sensitivity and support. Singleness also is a gift from God and a holy vocation. Congregations must seek to meet the particular needs for friendship and community that single persons have.

The Divine Institution and Mission of the Church

The one holy universal church, which is the body of Christ, and to which all believers belong. The gospel calls the church to be “salt” and “light” in the world, working out the implications of biblical teaching for the right ordering of social, economic, and political life, and for humanity’s stewardship of creation.

The Obligation for Evangelism

The responsibility of each believer to use their gifts, talents and abilities to build up the church and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

The Return of Christ

The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ the third day and ascension to heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father, will be followed by His personal return at the end of the age, accompanied by the resurrection of the dead.