A life lived: empowered and changed through jesus christ

1. We see a Church growing exponentially through relationship, discipleship, a church without limit, totally dependent on God. 2. We see a Church of people that aren’t afraid to think big, dream and believe for the impossible. 3. We see a Church where people encounter God and their lives are changed forever. 4. We see a Church that is Holy Spirit empowered, a church that equips and releases people in their God given destiny. 5. We see a Church of people who are genuine in heart, compassionate, that accept people from all walks of life, who worship not only in songs sung, but in life lived. 6. We see a church where people choose to commit to change. 

We see a church of influence, impacting community through changed lives empowered by Jesus Christ

WE believe

the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible, and inerrant.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26

 

…In the Trinity. That there is one God eternally existent in three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.
1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11

 

…In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

That he is both wholly God, and in his life on Earth, was wholly human.  He died, utterly innocent and pure, having lived a sinless life.

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind, and thus atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.
John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5

 

…In the Virgin birth of Jesus Christ.

That his mother Mary miraculously conceived and gave birth without ever knowing a man sexually.

 Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.
Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35


 

…In the miracles of Jesus Christ.

There are 37 different miracles throughout the gospels. These include healing, provision, and exorcism. There is also the possibility of more both in Jesus’ physical lifetime (not recorded) and beyond in our lifetime today, through the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of His believers and followers.

John 14:12-14, John 20:30.

 

…that the death of Jesus atones for the sins of all humankind forever.

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22; Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21

 

…that Jesus was resurrected on the third day, and that this was a bodily resurrection.

He was then taken into heaven, returning once again to reign from heaven in power and glory.

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; those that are saved to the resurrection of life and those that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.
Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21

 

…In the spiritually lost condition of humankind and the essential need for the ‘new birth’ by faith in Jesus Christ.

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22

 

…That those repentant believers in Christ should be baptised in water, by immersion in obedience to Christ.

Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48

 

…In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who empowers Christians to live a godly life.

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth. For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6

 

...in the baptism of the Holy Spirit for all believers with the evidence of speaking tongues and divine healing and gifts.

Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48


 

…The local church is God’s agent for redemptive change, and every Christian is called and gifted by God to serve and seek the lost.

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfilment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23

 

…In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to eternal damnation.

 

Second Coming
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.
Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8;
Revelation 1:7

 

Heaven
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4

Hell
We believe there is a hell, just as we believe there is a heaven; we see both as places in which eternity may be spent. Hell is for those who reject Jesus and the work of the cross.
Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8