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What we Believe

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We believe it's important to be real, honest and open in our love for God as our Father and to live out our Christian lives in a way that allows as many people as possible to encounter a real God who loves them and has a plan for their lives. Therefore just going to a church meeting on a Sunday morning is not enough - our whole life is to reflect how amazing God is and we are to love as God loves.  We believe that God still heals, restores, forgives and sets free and actively demonstrates his love, and that just as Jesus did miracles to reveal the Father's love, so should we.  The church is God's and is a body of believers and not a building.  Therefore we believe relationships between us are really important, so we see church as family.

As the church, we believe in...
  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.


This text was taken from the Evangelical Alliance basis of faith page