Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith (what we believe)

We believe

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, completely trustworthy, authoritative Word of God for our faith and how we live our lives.

We believe in the incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ: born of the virgin Mary; fully God and fully human, yet without sin. We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God and bringing us into relationship with Him. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, his ascension to the Father in Heaven, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world, so that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Jesus through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.

We believe that the justification of sinners is solely by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the lost are saved by God’s amazing grace and the blood of Jesus shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins.

We believe in the Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers, given life by the Holy Spirit and equipped and empowered by the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.

We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the promise and purposes of God, and establish a new heaven and a new earth.