• We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant and infallible, and the supreme and final authority in matters of faith and life, interpreted by the Holy Spirit to each individual believer.
  • People are made in the image of God and for fellowship with Him. By transgression of God’s command, humankind fell from fellowship and their natures were corrupted. As a consequence, all people are spiritually dead under Satan’s dominion and control and are subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. Therefore, apart from God’s eternal grace, people remain in a helpless and hopeless condition, destined for eternal punishment.
  • We believe in one God, all powerful, all knowing and ever present everywhere, the Creator of the heavens and earth.
  • We believe that  Jesus Christ as the second Person of the Godhead is eternally one with God the Father. To become human he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, so that the two natures, the nature of God and human nature were united in one person; truly God and truly human. In order to redeem everyone from the guilt, penalty and power of sin, Jesus Christ became man and died a sacrificial death with His shed blood as a substitute for us. By His triumphal resurrection, God’s acceptance of His atoning death was demonstrated. This atonement is sufficient for everyone but effective only in those who receive it. The sinner is justified and, reconciled to God, not through any personal merit, but solely on the basis of God’s gracious gift of Salvation in Jesus Christ received through faith.  God has appointed a day of final judgment for the world. At that time Jesus Christ will judge every person.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is necessary for the acceptance of God’s provision of salvation. The Holy Spirit convinces sinners of their sinfulness, leads them to personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and so brings them to spiritual birth as God’s children and to fellowship in Christ. Working within the life of believers, the Holy Spirit makes real the presence of Christ, witnesses to their relationship with God, leads into all truth, bestows gifts for effective ministry and produces virtues for holy living.
  • We believe the Church is the body of people whom God has set apart by faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, to be in the world but not of the world. All converted persons are members of Christ’s Church which takes local form whenever groups of believers unite for worship, fellowship and service in accordance with Scriptural principles. All believers are called to be priests, recognising only one mediator between them and God the Father, and that is God the Son, Jesus Christ. God is equally accessible to all believers and every Christian has equal potential to minister for God. God calls individuals to positions of oversight and leadership or to special ministries. The Church recognises such by ordaining pastors, commissioning people to minister cross-culturally, appointing elders, deacons and workers, following New Testament practice.
  • We believe the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ, instituted by Him. It is to be celebrated with the symbols of bread and wine by believers in Christ until the end of the age. It commemorates and declares our thanks for the Lord’s substitutionary death. The celebration of the ordinance expresses our fellowship with and in the Lord Jesus Christ as members of the Body of which He is the Head.