We believe in the only true God (Gen 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 17:3) the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). He created all things (Revelation 4:11) and upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). He is a God of truth and without iniquity, He is just and right (Deuteronomy 32:4) and He shall judge the world (Psalm 9:8).
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and being worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Matthew 28:19-20).
God The Father
We believe God the Father upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising sovereign headship over all creation, providence, and redemption (Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3).
God The Son
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, and that He was moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, to take on human flesh (John 1:1, 14, 18). Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8-9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place and rose again accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him (1 Timothy 3:16). We believe in His ascension into heaven, where He is in God the Father’s presence as our Great High Priest and Advocate (Acts 1:3, 9, Hebrews 7:25, 26).
God The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Christ, baptizing the believer into one body of which Christ is the head. The Holy Spirit indwells, guides, instructs, fills, comforts, empowers, and bestows spiritual gifts to the believer for godly living and service (Mark 13:11; John 14:26; John 16:13; Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16). The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of God’s righteousness, and of coming judgment (John 16:8-11).
We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament are directly verbally inspired by God and inerrant in their original writings. We believe the 66 books of the Old Testament and the New Testament are God’s complete and sufficient revelation and therefore carry God’s authority for mankind. Different men, while writing according to their own styles and personalities, were supernaturally moved along by the Holy Spirit to record God’s very words (Psalm 119:97-104; Psalm 119:160; Matthew 5:18; John 5:46-47; John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:15-16, Hebrews 4:12, Romans 15:4).
We believe that God created mankind, male and female, in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship. Tempted by Satan, but within the sovereignty of God, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death, and condemnation to all mankind (Romans 5:12). All human beings, therefore, are totally depraved by nature and by choice. Alienated from God without defense or excuse, and subject to God's righteous wrath, all of mankind is in desperate need of a Saviour (Genesis 3:1-6, Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:10-19, Romans 1:18, 32).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3) as the substitutionary sacrifice, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). His death on the cross was the sole and complete payment for sins, fully satisfying God's righteous wrath, for each person who turns from sin in repentance and places his or her faith in Christ alone, by grace alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). Further, we believe that each person who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Saviour is justified on the basis of Christ’s blood shed on Calvary (Romans 3:28). Each person who believes in Jesus Christ is born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby becomes eternally secure as a child of God (Acts 16:30-31, John 1:12). We believe the Holy Spirit baptizes each believing person into the body of Christ at the moment of salvation and empowers followers to obey, follow, and serve Him (Romans 6:3-5, John 3:16, John 17:3, Romans 8:37-39; 1 Corinthians 12:13, 2 Corinthians 5:21).
Return of Christ, Heaven and Hell
We believe in and expectantly await the glorious, visible, and personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed hope of His return has vital bearing on the personal life, service, and mission of the believer (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in hell (Revelation 21:8). The saved will be raised to eternal joy in the new heaven and new earth in the manifested presence of God (John 14:2, 2 Corinthians 5:1, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 21:1-7).
We believe that upon placing one's faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour, the believer is made part of the Body of Christ, the one universal Church, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The Scriptures command believers to gather to devote themselves to worship God through singing, prayer, teaching of the Word, fellowship, the ordinances of baptism and communion. We believe each believer is commanded to serve the local body through the development and use of talents and spiritual gifts, and outreach to the world to make disciples (Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:19, Psalm 95:2, Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28:18-20). Wherever God's people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is a local expression of the Church under the leadership of elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4, Hebrews 13:7,17). A church's members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:16).
We believe it is the aim, duty, and privilege of every believer and local church fellowship to glorify God by responding as active participants in the Great Commission call of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations. We believe the primary focus and priority of this call is centered on efforts that establish, strengthen, and reproduce biblically based churches, which will then plant churches that plant churches for future generations and God's glory (Matthew 28:19-20).