What We Believe
Statement of Faith

THE WORD OF GOD - We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and having supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

THE TRINITY - We believe in one living and true God eternally existing in three persons, equal in divine perfection, executing distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

GOD THE FATHER - We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love.

GOD THE SON - We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and His coming personal visible return to earth.

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT - We believe in the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, proceeding from the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ for salvation. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, counsellor, and guide.

REGENERATION - We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

THE CHURCH - We believe in one universal church, a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of gathered believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, service, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

CHRISTIAN CONDUCT - We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should seek to attain to the full measure of maturity in Christ and actively encourage others toward that same goal; and that they should be a faithful steward of their possessions.

THE ORDINANCES - We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Triune God. We believe that the Lord’s supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that every human being is directly responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each local church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

We believe that independent local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or national, is voluntary and may be terminated at any time by the participating churches.

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal joyful presence with God of the believer and the eternal separation from God of the non-believer.