What we believe

Doctrine

The Bible

  • The divine inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures.

God

  • The unity of the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – to whom equal honour is due.

The Lord Jesus Christ

  • The true and essential deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • His incarnation and virgin birth.
  • His sacrificial death, as the all-sufficient atonement for sin.
  • His bodily resurrection.
  • His ascension and high priestly office.
  • His coming again to receive His people and set up His kingdom.

Man

  • The fall and man’s ruin by sin.

The Holy Spirit

  • The need of the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration.

Salvation

  • Justification by faith alone.
  • Those justified are born of God.
  • The result and evidence of the new birth in holiness of life and good works.

The Future

  • That at death the spirit of man does not cease to exist or become unconscious.
  • The resurrection of the dead, either to life or condemnation; the blessedness of the¬†righteous and the punishment of the lost being alike eternal.

Practice

  1. Believer’s Baptism, by immersion, on personal confession of faith in Christ, but not as a condition of church membership.
  2. The observance of the Lord’s Supper, in commemoration of the Lord’s death and resurrection ¬†on the first day of the week (Sunday).
  3. The reception at the Lord’s Table of all who profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
  4. The Holy Spirit’s direction in worship, ministry and church administration.
  5. Infants are dedicated at the request of the parents.