What we believe
As an independent Protestant church, we hold to the Apostles’ Creed and affirm the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Alliance as well as the Lausanne Covenant. We stand in the tradition of Reformation confessional documents like the Heidelberg Catechism, although we emphasise and practice the believer’s baptism.
… in God. He is Creator and Ruler of the world. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is holy, all-powerful, all-present, all-knowing, never-ending, unchanging, truthful, determined, and good. God is love.
… in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who became a human and lived a sinless life. Through his death on the cross, he took the punishment of our sin upon himself, triumphed over evil, and reconciled us with God. We believe in his physical resurrection, his ascension into heaven, and his return in glory.
… in the Holy Spirit, who is at work in this world and consistently points to Jesus. He leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ, seals our salvation, guides us into understanding, fills us with power, and equips us with spiritual gifts for our ministry in the church and in the world. He is at work to this day in tangible, healing, life-giving and wonderful ways.
… about people that they were created in the image of God to flourish in relationship with him. However, because of an attitude of disobedience, which we call sin, people are separated from God.
… about salvation that it is is offered to us by grace alone and gifted to us by faith alone. We cannot earn our salvation through religious rituals, good works, or moral efforts. But by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness, we are saved and nothing can ever separate us from the Father.
… about eternity that there is more to come after death. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
… about the Bible that it is God’s Word. It is inspired by Him, absolutely trustworthy, and as supreme source of truth our authority for our life with God and others.
… about the church, that it is the family of God in which all believers are joined together, worship God together, encourage one another, serve others, and share the Good News. The believer’s baptism and Communion are symbols of our union with Christ.