what we believe

vision and values  |  statement of faith


We believe that God exists, and that He’s nearer, grander and more awesome than we realise. We believe that the Bible is the supreme authority and guidebook for daily living, that Jesus Christ is God showing Himself to us – completely and finally, and that the Holy Spirit is God living in and through us. We believe that mankind is sinful by nature and in desperate need of a Saviour to transform us and our destiny. And we believe the church is the environment in which we grow in love for other people and for God.

vision and values

Our purpose statement is the vision God has given us as a church family. It is to reach nations and generations through disciple-making, leadership development and church planting. Our core values shape how we live out the vision God has given us.

CORE VALUES

passion for Jesus: Passion speaks of love for Jesus – the Father’s emphatic, blazing love to and through us. This love lends legitimacy to who we are and what we do.

people to serve

People are our core business. To serve them flows naturally from this passion. Leadership happens when we commit to serve and grow others.

power of belief

Power is the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Profound belief sustains this inspiration and makes for change, growth and accomplishment.

purpose to pursue

Purpose is an inheritance everyone has from God. It is a uniquely crafted, person-specific progression of assignments. Finding and engaging it brings the reward of ultimate affirmation.

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statement of faith

Our statement of faith explains what we believe in more detail. You can read it in full below.

FULL STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, in their original writing, as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death physically and spiritually; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that all that repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit; and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher. With regards to submission to authority, we believe in the principle of being in authority because you are under authority. As such, it is understood that membership shall be subject to submission to authority in matters pertaining to church governance, doctrine and personal behaviour.

We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.

We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local church on earth should take its character from this concept of the Church spiritual and therefore, that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of church membership.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith, that baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes.

We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old and New Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel.

We believe that the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.

We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.

We believe the leadership of the local church has the authority from the scriptures to withdraw the membership of any member for serious, unrepentant misconduct or similar cause.

The Church is open to any further truth, which the Holy Spirit may illuminate from the Scriptures.

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