What we believe
The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God - fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ - born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
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.
The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
Obedience to Christ’s command that following declaration of faith believers are to be baptised in water
and the Holy Spirit.
The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers - given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
The ongoing celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ through the practice of Communion
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
Our core values
We affirm that the Bible is true
The Bible can and does change lives. We preach it, we discuss it and we apply it.
We declare that the lost matter to God and to us
Extensive effort and resources are spent to reach those yet to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
We are authentic
We don’t play at pretending we are something we are not. We are real with our struggles as we disciple one another. We trust that reality with Christ leads to growth and genuine change.
We worship God with joy and enthusiasm
We ensure worship plays a key part in all that we do.
We release gifting
We are not all skilled at the same things. We use our own gifts with a servant attitude. We also support as best as possible the gifts of those around us.
We love and look after each other
We have a family atmosphere with loving relationships. Conflict is sorted out directly and as quickly as possible.
We believe we are Spirit filled and Spirit led
We do our best to give the Spirit space in everything we do.
We profess that we are one new Man in Christ
From every nation, background and age range, all are welcome to be saved and transformed by Christ.
We hold that excellence honours God
We do things to an excellent standard on the basis that this honours God, encouraging each other in giving our very best.
We are called to the wider community
The church is called to make a significant difference to the wider community. We encourage all activities that advance the kingdom in this way.
We release leaders to lead
Leaders are God appointed to lead and should be released to do so.
We assent to apostolic accountability
External accountability and leadership through apostolic oversight is an essential part of church life.