What we Believe
We believe we should share that good news of Jesus, equip people in their faith journey and see them live their faith out, in the world.
We believe that the Bible is the written and inspired word of God in its entirety. It is the final written authority on all matters of faith and conduct. Despite what people say we have good reason to believe that it is not 'full of errors', nor that it has been 'corrupted in transmission' over the years. It is primarily a book whose hero is God and is therefore about faith and the human reaction to God's intervention in history. We believe the leading of the Holy Spirit does not go against the letter or the spirit of the written word in dealing with modern life.
We believe in "Believer's Baptism." By this we mean that when a person becomes a believer in Jesus Christ - a Christian - they will want to demonstrate their faith and commitment to Him in the way He Himself showed His own submission to the will of God. We believe true baptism is by immersion, as taught in the Bible. It does not make a person a Christian - he or she has already made a Christian commitment. Baptism shows a believer's allegiance to Christ and obedience to His word. However, we do not disbar membership from those who have completed rites of passage into the body of the Christian faith through other traditions.
We believe that it is a great privilege to take part in the "Lord's Supper" or Communion Service - the special time of remembrance that Jesus Himself commanded that His followers observe. If you are visiting and are in membership with another church we shall be delighted for you to share in this privilege with us. We also open our table to all who believe in Christ as their personal rescuer and leader and who hold a good conscience towards God and others.
We call ourselves "evangelical" because we agree with the Evangelical Alliance statement of faith which includes the nature of God, the nature and condition of human beings, the way to heaven, the person of Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the return of Christ, the place of the Bible and the accountability of each person to God.
Faith is not blind... it follows the path of reason then takes one more step
We believe we know God, but this is not the result of self-delusion. It's the conclusion of experience and reasoned evidence. We've experienced the touch of God's Spirit, we've seen answers to our prayers, we've questioned traditional beliefs in the light of fresh evidence and we're still convinced that Jesus holds the key to life and eternity.