Values & Statement of faith

Our Core Values

  1. Christ Exalting - In everything that we do we seek to see God glorified. (1 Cor 10:31)
  2. Bible Rooted - We seek to ensure that all we do is inspired by the Word of God. (Tim 3:16)
  3. Spirit Led - We seek to ensure that all we do is inspired, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit. (Gal 5:16-18 & Rom 8:14)
  4. Gospel Driven - We seek to ensure that all we do is motivated and shaped by the gospel. (2 Cor 5:14).
  5. Ministering Together - We seek to be a community of believers that will sacrificially love one another and love the lost. (Mark 12:28-31 & John 13:35)

The doctrinal basis of the church shall be summarised as follows:-

  1. The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given, and its sole authority in all matters of faith and conduct (see 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
  2. The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit eternally in the Godhead. (see John 17:3+21; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:19-22)
  3. The full deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth and His real and sinless humanity. (see Matthew 1:18-25; Colossians 2:9; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:8; 1 Timothy 3:16)
  4. The sovereignty of God in redemption, creation, revelation and final judgement. (see Colossians 1:12-20)
  5. The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering Man subject to God's wrath and condemnation. (see Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:19+23; Romans 5:12; John 3:18+36)
  6. Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin and from the dominion of Satan, only through the sacrificial death (as our representative and substitute) of Jesus Christ. (see 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Peter 2:24)
  7. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (see 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; John 20:11-31)
  8. The necessity of the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting him repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (see John 16:7-11; Acts 20:21)
  9. The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God and only through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (see Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8+9)
  10. The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit, producing His life, fruits and gifts in the life of the believer. (see Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22+23)
  11. The expectation and personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (see Acts 1:6-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  12. The eternal blessedness in heaven of the redeemed, and the eternal punishment in hell of the unbelieving. (see Luke 16; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8)
  13. The one holy universal church, which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong. (see Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 4:4-6)
  14. The baptism of believers only, as ordained by our Lord, practised by the apostles and taught in the New Testament. (see Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:36-38)
  15. Each local church is called to be an autonomous (self-governing) "called out and gathered community" of regenerate believers living in fellowship with all other believers within the one Body of Christ, and is thus sufficient under Christ for the ordering of its life in obedience to His will.