We believe in one God who eternally exists in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. God the Father is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. We believe that He is limitless power, knowledge, wisdom, love and holiness. We also believe that he has revealed himself as the Father of the redeemed.
Genesis 1:26-27; 3:22; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is the second person of the Trinity and is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heavens glory where He sits at the right hand of the Father. He will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25
The Bible is God's Word to all people. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief's and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalms 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5
To Help people become mature followers of Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:28)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. Luke 10:27 (NIV) To love the God is to daily pursue an ever growing, vibrant and personal relationship with Him. Knowing and fearing God keeps us with a heart's desire to love him.
• Renew our heartfelt acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
• Connect with Him through prayer and the active study of His Word.
• Cultivate a heart of obedience to His commandments and conviction when we fall short.
• Come in repentance and a contrite spirit to our ever loving God.
• Treasure the peace of God's forgiveness and His presence in our lives.
• Recognize that by His grace alone are we saved, not by works.
• Offer God our first fruits as a privilege to honor and worship him.
• Take every opportunity the local church offers for instruction, community, and growth.
• Nurture an attitude of service in all things. And I said "Here am I, Send me!" Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right. James 2:8 (NIV) As we love God, in turn Christ's love overflows and permeates our relationship with others.
To Love People Is To:
• Have a tender heart for others, accepting them just as they are; loving them as God loves them.
• Tell others about the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ.
• Establish and maintain relationships with open, honest, and caring communication.
• Nurture, support, and minister to the needs of others in the name of Jesus.
• Apply biblical values to preserve appropriate boundaries.
• Be a Good Samaritan: let your example shine before others.
• Therefore encourage one another and build each other up 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)
Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Luke 9:23 (NIV) As we love God and other people, our priorities fall into place. This enables us to consciously seek God's will for our lives and to yield to His direction with a joyful heart.
To Live Surrendered Is To:
• Know our need for a Savior and so we seek to please Him - it is not about ourselves, rather it is about God.
• Take up our cross daily: recognize our own frailty and troubles, and put our trust in Him.
• Lean on Him in prayer - not in our own understanding: we take our troubles to Him first.
• Actively seek out his direction through reading the Word and through Godly counsel.
• Use our spiritual gifts to further the Kingdom, we are servants of Him as we seek to bring glory to the Lord.
• Commit to learning how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others without compromise.
• Testify of what He has done for us and how He can transform all who come to Him, And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory are being transformed into his likeness. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)
These values will inspire our actions and keep us on course:
We embrace biblical authority. Scripture is inspired by God and it's our full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice.
(Psalm 119:11, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We embrace prayer. We are a church that prays, believing that prayer is the power source behind everything that happens in our ministry.
(Ephesians 6:18, 2 Chronicles 7:14-15, Matthew 6:5-13)
We embrace grace. Our salvation is received by the grace of God and not by our self-effort, and that shapes our acceptance and interaction with others
(Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:8)