Foundations of faith2018-12-09T15:54:56+00:00

Lives being transformed

Our foundations of faith

The Bible is God inspired. We delight in and wrestle with it, in the pursuit of timeless truths for everyday life.

Therefore, we believe…

1. God is love, always acting for everyone’s good, whether we feel it or understand it.

2. In one eternal Creator God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We are all made in God’s image and sin when we don’t love God, our neighbour, (the world) and ourselves wholeheartedly.

4. We are all offered forgiveness, liberation from the past, and eternal life, which we receive when we freely accept and follow Jesus.

5. Jesus is the Son of God; fully God and fully human. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life and willingly died on a cross, rose again, conquered death and evil, met with his followers and returned to his Father.

6. God the Father and Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to enable us to accept and follow Jesus, guaranteeing eternal life; equipping us in building his community and being our guide and helper in the everyday.

7. God made a good and beautiful Creation. He invites us to enjoy it and equips us to be his partners in taking care of it.

8. Jesus taught about the kingdom of God and demonstrated it by the way he lived. This kingdom is expressed today through the Church and wherever God is active.

9. The local Church is a family of ordinary, flawed but forgiven people who seek to love God and love their neighbour as they love themselves.

10. Our relationship with God is nourished in a multitude of ways including prayer, Bible reading, being together and enjoying Creation.

11. Jesus will return to create a new heaven and a new earth right here and will fairly judge us all according to our understanding and response to Jesus. This judgement will determine if we spend eternity with God.