We believe in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe He is almighty, eternal and unchanging, and the Creator and Ruler of all things. We believe that in His righteousness and love, God has revealed Himself and His truth to people through creation and through the Bible, but chiefly through his Son, Jesus Christ. We believe that through Jesus, God has provided for the salvation of the world.
We believe that the Bible is divinely inspired, entirely trustworthy and our supreme authority in matters of faith and behaviour.
We believe that in the same way that Adam sinned against God so all people have sinned against God and are therefore in need of God’s forgiveness and a change of heart and life before entering the Kingdom of God.
We believe that Jesus was God in human form, born of a virgin. We believe that Jesus had a real and sinless manhood and that His teaching was perfect. Through faith we believe that his death and resurrection provide a way in which people can be free from sin and its eternal consequences. We believe that after his resurrection Jesus returned to heaven and continues to be the means by which people can be made right with God.
We believe that a person is made right with God following repentance towards God and faith in Jesus. We believe that Salvation is a free gift from God.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that it is the Holy Spirit who helps us to understand what the death and resurrection of Jesus can mean for us. We believe that the Holy Spirit helps us to see that we have sinned against God and need His forgiveness and a complete change of heart in order to live the Christian life. We believe that the Holy Spirit helps us to worship God, to understand what God wants of us and to minister effectively to others.
We believe that all Christians who are part of Christ’s world-wide Church, have equal responsibility to obey His command to share with everybody the Good News of Salvation. We believe that Christians belonging to a local church should see themselves a part of the world-wide Church, and should seek to live in unity, as Jesus prayed that his followers would do.
Baptism and Holy Communion
We believe that Jesus instituted Baptism and Holy Communion. We believe that Baptism is an outward sign of belonging to Christ, and that Holy Communion is a way for those who belong to Christ to continue to remember His death for us until he comes again.
The Second Coming of Jesus
We believe that Jesus himself will be seen returning in power and glory, to judge people for all time. We believe that those who died will be raised and those who have been made right with God will enter God’s perfect Kingdom and those who have not will be separated from God for ever.