What We Believe

The Bible

God's Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority and we accept the Bible as our manual for living. We believe that the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the basis for all we believe. 

2 Timothy 3:16

1 Thessalonians 2:13

The Trinity

There is one true God, who has existed for all eternity. Revealed in Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each member of the Trinity possesses equal power and authority. 

Deuteronomy 6:4

Matthew 28:18-19

Mark 1:9-11

2 Corinthians 13:14

God the Father

God is Holy, all knowing, ever present and unchanging. He is our Father; loving, compassionate and faithful, worthy of our trust.

Exodus 3:14

Leviticus 19:2

Jesus the Son

Jesus was God's first-born son, born of the virgin Mary. He is at the same time fully human and fully God. He lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, offering us the ability to follow Him in living victoriously over sin and death. 

Luke 1:30-35, 24:46-47

Matthew 28:5-6

John 1:14

1 Timothy 2:5-6

The Holy Spirit

When Jesus ascended into heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to empower believers. The Holy Spirit convicts people of their sin and God's righteousness. He guides believers into becoming more like Christ, by being God's power within us. 

Joel 2:28

John 16:7-14

Acts 1:7-8, 2:1-4

Man & Woman

God made man and woman in His own image. They were created to have fellowship with God, but became separated from God through their sinful disobedience. This sin resulted in the fall of mankind. 

Genesis 1:26-30, 2:7, 2:16-22, 3:3-6

Psalm 32:1-5

Salvation

Salvation occurs when we acknowledge our sin and put our faith in the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross in our place. It is a free gift from God - not by our own effort - and must be received personally by repentance and faith. Our salvation restores us to relationship with God, and ensures our eternal fellowship with God in heaven. 

John 3:15-18, 11:25-27, 14:1-2

Romans 3:23-26, 8:1-3

Colossians 1:15-18

The Church

The global church is made up of all born again followers of Christ. The local church is a community of believers committed to the teachings of Jesus, working together in love and unity to glorify God and bring the gospel to the world. 

Matthew 16:18-19

Acts 2:41-47

Ephesians 1:22-23

Colossians 3:15-17