Our Vision and our Purpose
There is a lot of discussion and thought today about God and spirituality, but we specifically honour Jesus Christ as Lord and God. Not a general, generic type of a distant God, but God as revealed to us in the Bible as Jesus Christ.
(And Thomas answered and said to Jesus, My Lord and my God. John 20:28)
Building strong relationships is vitally important, as relationships bring meaning, well being, vitality, love and encouragement to our lives; whether the relationship be between you and Christ, you and family, you and friends or between you or other believers.
(My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. 1 John 4:7)
God treats us with graciousness! His goodness, kindness, love and mercy overflow into our lives every day.
We are saved by grace, and we are to live by grace. Therefore kindness, love and mercy should flow from our lives.
(“My grace is all you need….” 2 Corinthians 12:9)
Open to change!
Change happens all around us, every day of our lives, so it’s important to be open to change. Even Christ desires us to change!
(And the Lord…makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18)
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit. We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively. We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.