what we believe

we believe that:

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is accurate, applicable to daily life and is the final authority on matters of conduct, salvation and all we believe (2 Timothy 3:16).

There is one creator, God, who exists in the mystery of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 1:18, 1 John 5:6-8, Genesis 1:26, John 15:26, John 16:15 and Mark 12:29-32).

Jesus Christ came as God’s only son. We believe in His deity (that He is God – Luke 2:11), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), His sinless life (1 Peter 2:24), His miracles and power over nature that prove He is God (John 2:22), His death on the cross for the sins of all people (1 Peter 2:24), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:6), His ascension into heaven (Luke 24:51 and Luke 22:69) and His future return (1 Thessalonians 4:16).

Sin has separated all people from God and that we can be forgiven and redeemed only through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:22-23, Ephesians 1:7 and Romans 10:13-17).

The work of the Holy Spirit is essential for personal salvation (Ephesians 1:13 and Romans 8:9).

In order to live fruitful lives, we need to be baptised in water by total immersion, in obedience to Christ’s command, after making a personal commitment to faith in Jesus (Mark 16:15-16 and Romans 6:3-4).

Jesus died on the cross for forgiveness of sins, healing of our bodies and to bring us into a covenant relationship with God, whereby our physical needs will be met (1 Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:5).

The blessings of the old covenant, that were based on works of the law and performance, are now ours based on faith and love for Christ (Deuteronomy 28:1-4).

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a separate experience to salvation, and enables us to discover and use spiritual gifts. These are for every believer to empower them to carry out the purposes of God (Acts 9:14-17 and Acts 1:4-8).

The Holy Spirit is the change agent of God in growing the believer and He enables believers to live a holy life (Romans 8:11 and 1 Peter 1:2).

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are meant for use in our daily lives and not only in church services. They are best used in day-to-day life and are most beneficial when they operate in small group settings (1 Corinthians 12-14). The gift of speaking in tongues is for all to build themselves up in the faith.

We are all changing through a process of sanctification, growing in the knowledge of the Word and discipleship, and not through instant deliverance rituals. God heals people of past hurts, memories and damage due to sin through growth and discipleship (Colossians 1:13, 28 and Ephesians 2:1-10).

Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected. The saved to everlasting life to face a judgement for rewards only; the unsaved to face a judgement of everlasting damnation (John 5:28-29, 1 Corinthians 15 and Revelation 20:11-14).

Every believer should not only be a part of the universal church , but a part of the church in a local community (1 Timothy 3:15, Psalm 92:13, Hebrews 10:25 and Acts 2:42).

Every member has a gift and talent that should be used for the service of the church and the glory of God. The Senior Pastors’ role is not to do all the works of service themselves, but to train the members to serve and volunteer in the various ministries of the church (Ephesians 4:11-12 and 1 Peter 4:10).