There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
A Community Church
We are an open brethren church and believe that the Bible is God's message to the human race. In it we learn, that Jesus is the Christ who died and rose again, to save mankind. So we seek to follow Him and His teachings. We endeavour to live in the generous and caring spirit of Christ our saviour.
Our vision is to be a Christ-centered, Biblically-based community of believers who are passionate about loving and worshipping Jesus Christ in truth and spirit, loving and serving each other, living as salt to the world with humble dependence on Christ.
Our Statement of Faith
Our statement of faith reveals the doctrine of our church. It is an attempt to give us a handle on His Gospel, as we understand it. It does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs; however, includes only the core of our church’s belief system.
We affirm our Christian identity with the following statement of faith:
About the Bible
We believe in the full, verbal inspiration of every word of all sixty-six books of the Bible in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the infallible revelation of God and the final authority for our doctrine and conduct.
(John 17:17; 1 Cor 2:13; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21)
About the ONE TRUE GOD
We believe in one God who eternally exists in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three Persons of the Godhead are eternal, unchanging, perfect in all their attributes and equal in nature, power and glory.
(Deut 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Mat [3:16-17; 28:18-19]; John 1:18; 2 Cor 13:14; Eph 4:6)
About the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe Jesus Christ is God, in His preexistence and deity, in His incarnation by virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary death that paid for our sin through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension/rising up to the right hand of the Father, present ministry and in His personal return in power and glory. (John [1:1-14]; Luke 24:36-43; Mat 1:18-25; Heb [4:4-16; 9:15-28]; 1 Cor 15:1-8; 2 Cor 5:21; Col 3:1; Acts 1:9-11)
About the Holy Spirit
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives within and guides Christians so they are enabled to live godly lives. We believe in His personality, and deity, and His work in each believer: baptism and in dwelling at the moment of regeneration, and filling to empower for Christian life and service. (John [14:15-26; 16:5-16]; Eph [1:13,14; 3:16; 5:18]; Acts [1:8; 5:3,4]; Gal 5:22,23; 1 Cor 12:13; Rom 8:9)
We believe that communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his death and resurrection and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.
(Mat 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Cor 11:23-29).
We believe that redemption is wholly by the blood of Jesus Christ, and salvation is by Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone, on account of the Cross alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted for his salvation. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight, that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ.
(John 1:12,13; 6:37–44; 10:25–30; Acts 16:30,31; Rom [3:1; 4-23; 8:1–17, 31–39; 10:8–10]; Eph 2:1-10; Phil 2:12–13; Titus 3:3–7; 1 John 1:7:9).