God demonstrated his love for us by sending his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully human. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He died on the cross for us, rose from the dead, and in his resurrected body ascended into heaven where he is exalted as ruler over all.
Salvation is entirely the gracious gift of God and cannot be earned or deserved. It is accomplished through the atoning death of our representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. By Christ’s death God’s anger is turned aside and we are redeemed from sin and death. This salvation is offered in the gospel and received by trusting in Jesus Christ.
One day the Lord Jesus Christ will return from heaven. He will welcome his people into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God and he will administer God’s judgement on all who have not put their faith in him. Until that day the role of the Church is to proclaim the gospel and worship God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We value bringing honour to Christ. We value the saving work of Christ that has brought the church into existence. We believe that our life as individuals and as a community is based on the new life we have in Christ. Christ is the Head of the church. We value Christ as our model of how we should live our lives.
We value being led by God’s Holy Spirit. We value the Holy Spirit’s work in drawing people to faith, growing them in godliness, giving spiritual gifts, inspiring expressions of creativity, and growing the number of people being released into ministry. We value the Holy Spirit’s inspiration of our corporate worship. We value the Holy Spirit’s direction in areas of prayer, guidance and healing.
We value the Bible as God’s Word. We value the regular exposition and application of the Bible. We value being trained to read and teach the Bible so that it is made intelligible and applicable to our whole lives.
We value introducing people to Jesus. We value sharing the truth that forgiveness, hope for the future and a new life in the present are all available in Jesus. We value showing the love of God through word, spirit and deed and looking for creative ways of incorporating people into the Christian community. We value working with other churches and Christian groups in local and overseas mission.
We value belonging to a Christian community where we are known, cared for, nurtured in our faith and enjoy authentic friendship. We value having a community where we can use our gifts, serve one another and love one another. We value belonging to Life Groups where we experience this.