What we believe


What we believe we are

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We are a family of different nationalities and cultures who want to love God, love people and share Jesus.

At the heart of our faith is a desire for radical humility to be shown towards others.

We consider the Bible to be the revealed and inspired Word of God containing the good news that all people everywhere may come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through repentance and faith in Him. Through careful and systematic study, it is able to provide the dynamic for contemporary living. The story of the Bible is even embedded on our walls. Perhaps we were ahead of our time looking at this brilliant video of the story of Genesis in the Bible Project.

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Our aim is to participate with the Father’s mission in making fully committed disciples of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, through Biblical teaching and the empowering of the Holy Spirit. We believe the sacrificial and atoning work of the cross can be appropriated by faith to receive forgiveness and peace with God.

You can find out more by looking at this Alpha Course

 

 

 

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We practice believers baptism by full immersion. This is for all who are happy to profess themselves as Christian believers.

Click here to find out more.

 

Doctrinally we are an evangelical church, which subscribes to the Declaration of Principle of the Baptist Union and the Basis of Faith of the Evangelical Alliance. These can be found below:

Declaration of Principle: The Basis of the Baptist Union is:
1. That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.
2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who ‘died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day’.
3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.

The Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith

We believe in…

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ — born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.