This Statement of Faith is not intended as a creed for the Church, but as a basis of unity for a full Gospel Ministry.
- There is one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are One God each sovereign, eternal and equal.
- God is creator and sustainer of life. All are created in His image and likeness, male and female.
- Each person has dignity but because of universal sin all humans are born sinners and guilt corrupts and separates each one from God which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
- The incarnation of God’s eternal son, the Lord Jesus Christ conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
- The atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God. He is the only mediator between God and man.
- The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. His ascension to heaven to the right hand of the Father, and is now the all sufficient High Priest for all who come to God through Him. He was without sin, so sin and death had no power or hold on Him. His resurrection is a sure and certain hope for all believers that the power of death is broken.
- The justification of sinners is not by good deeds but solely by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
- The 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. At death the spirit of man does not cease to exist but is raised either to eternal life with God or eternal separation from God.
- God the Holy Spirit, leads us to repentance and unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness. He indwells everyone who believes in His name and empowers His followers to live for Him.
- 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 recognizing and submitting to the authority of the Holy Scriptures in worship, doctrine and practice.
- 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.
It is our final authority for what we believe and practice.