As the body of Christ, there are a number of central beliefs that shape our faith and practice.
What do we believe about God?
We believe that Jehovah God manifests Himself in three ways: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:6, Matthew 28:19).
It is our belief that Jesus Christ, God the Son, is the manifestation of God in human flesh. He lived, suffered, died and rose from the dead bodily after three days so that, through faith and obedience, our sins might be forgiven. Furthermore, we believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, his sinless life, his teachings and miracles, his crucifixion and resurrection. (John 1:1, Romans 5:8, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 1:5, Acts 3:19, Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 53-58).
What do we believe about The Bible?
The Bible, comprised of both the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired and singularly authoritative words of God as revealed to men through the Holy Spirit. The Bible is God’s message of the redemption, restoration and reconciliation of fallen mankind back to God. (2 Timothy 3:15-16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
What do we believe about the church of Christ?
We believe that Christ established the church, His church, on the first Pentecost after His bodily resurrection from the dead. This church of called out believers comprises all of the who have been saved throughout creation as a result of biblical teaching. (Matthew 16:18, Acts 2:37-47)
What do we believe about worship?
We believe that acceptable worship is grounded in the guiding principle of “worship in spirit and truth”. Expressions of worship amongst the assembled worship of the saints includes the preaching and hearing of the Word of God, the reading of The Holy Scriptures, singing that is unto God and for the encouragement of other worshipers, prayer, giving and partaking of the Lord’s Supper. (John 4:23-24, Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Ephesians 5:19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-27).
What do we believe about salvation and baptism?