What we believe

Here’s a brief summary of what we believe and how we hope, through God’s grace, to live lives pleasing to the Lord:

We Are Christians Who Believe God’s Word We believe that the whole Bible is the Word of God in written form, that the Bible is not mistaken in anything it says, that it is the final authority for the church’s beliefs and practices, and the ultimate guide for all mankind. Therefore we believe that hearing God’s Word carries with it the responsibility to obey God’s will.

We Are Christians Who Proclaim God’s Promises. God gave mankind a message of Good News (‘the Gospel’) through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a message which demands a response from all people everywhere. We seek to proclaim the good news that when people put their trust in Jesus Christ and obey His commands their sins are forgiven, they live under God’s blessing day by day, and they receive the assurance of eternal life. We believe that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, and that this is the gift of God.

We Are Christians desiring to grow in faith and maturity. We aim to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn how to respond to this good news, and then to become effective followers of Jesus Christ. As they do this they progress in the Christian faith through Bible study, prayer, fellowship with other Christians, and service to others.

We are Christians who aim to Worship God in spirit and truth. As we worship God we seek to maintain a simple format with emphasis on the practical teaching and application of God’s Word, the Bible, to the needs of our world. Our worship services  focus on  scripture, through reading, preaching, prayer, singing (both traditional hymns and contemporary songs), and sharing our lives with each other. In order to honour the Lord we seek to worship in an environment of love, respect, and consideration for one another:  relying on the outworking of the Holy Spirit’s work in our own hearts because of the saving grace of God himself.