What We Believe

We believe that there is one God who has always existed as three persons, in the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are co-equal and are one God. He made everything! And He chose to make us in His own image, to live in a relationship with Him.

Genesis 1:1, 1:26, 1:27; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

We, however, rebelled against Him, choosing to live as if He didn’t exist: this is what sin is. This choice caused all of creation to fall, and all of creation to be in need of God’s rescue.

Throughout history, God has shown us that He wants to live amongst a special people who are devoted to Him. So, He raised up the nation of Israel, who were to enjoy His presence, and reveal Him to the world.

Genesis 12:1-3; 1 Kings 8:22-30

Still, there was always an awareness that something was missing, and God sent people throughout history to show us the fracture that still existed between humanity and God.

Due to our rebellion, relationship with God has always been an impossibility. We who were created to know God and enjoy Him forever, choose to live apart from God and are, therefore, dead in our sins.

Then God sent His Son, Jesus. He is co-equal with the Father. He lived a perfect, sinless life on earth, fully God, fully man, teaching about God’s Kingdom, and showing what it means to love God, love one another, and love those who are far from God. He preached powerfully, performed many miracles, and raised up others to continue His work.

Humanity, however, decided to kill Jesus (which was in perfect alignment with God’s plan to rescue us – He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross). He died in the place of rebellious people, and suffered the punishment for sin that we deserve. This death was perfect! All of God’s wrath towards our sin was poured out on His Son who died in our place, so that humans who turn to Jesus might be fully forgiven, and fully reconciled to God.

Jesus didn’t stay dead! He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He is still alive now, ruling and reigning over all things as the King of Kings!

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; Hebrews 4:14-15; Matthew 5:1-12; John 14:1-14, 14:10-30; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Titus 2:13;

After ascending to heaven, Jesus poured out the Holy Spirit onto His people, in order that they might be saved, and live a transformed life as they love God, love one another, and love those who are far from God. The Holy Spirit makes people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.

The Holy Spirit lives in every believer from the moment of salvation and provides them with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25

Although we are made in the  image of God and designed to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience (sin). As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God – that is worshipping something other than God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Colossians 1:21; Isaiah 59:1-2

God rescues people by giving them the gift of faith in Christ, and promising to hold onto them for all eternity. He then begins to transform them, by the power of the Holy Spirit, making them grow in their love for God and people.

God’s rescue -  salvation is the free gift of God brought to us by grace - through the work of Jesus' death and resurrection for the forgiveness of our sins and is received by personal faith in the Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8–10, 1:7; John 1:12; 1 Peter 1:18–19; Romans 6:23; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

The Church is the body of Christ and has a three-fold purpose: to worship God (1 Cor. 12:13), to equip for ministry (1 Corinthians 12:12-28, 14:12; Ephesians 4:11-16) and to evangelise the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16).

Today, the Church continues Jesus’ ministry of love by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we seek to proclaim the good news of what He has done for all of us. We are all empowered differently to get this mission done, and the Church is the gathering of these unique people in worship, discipleship, and mission.

In God’s goodness, He has revealed Himself to us through the Bible, which is our most sure revelation of who God is, and how we can live with Him. The Bible is inspired by God and exactly how He wants it, and it was written by human authors throughout the course of history.

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5

The Church has the privilege of prayer, in which we can speak to God and enjoy communion with Him on a constant basis. Prayer shows our delight in God as well as our dependency on Him.

It is important for believers to share this great news about Jesus with others, because it is only through faith in Him that people can be saved and enjoy a relationship with God.

Once a person makes a personal commitment to invite Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Saviour, they are invited to part take in Baptism by immersion.

Baptism by immersion symbolises the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is a public declaration that we have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour. Baptism does not save us, but shows the world that we have already been saved. While baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates our love and obedience to Christ.

Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Matthew 28:19-20

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus in order to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolise the new covenant which He made with His people. The bread and wine (or juice) are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation, rather it is a demonstration of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

If you love Jesus, you are very welcome to join us when we share this privilege together as a church.

Jesus loves His Church, Jesus is with His Church, and Jesus promises to build His Church until the day that He returns to earth in order to judge the living and the dead, who will face either eternity in Hell apart from God, or eternity in Heaven with God.

Jesus said "And behold, I am coming soon" Rev 22:7

We wait in expectancy for that day!