We believe the Bible to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. It is God’s revelation about Himself given to people of faith over many centuries. In spite of this, it speaks with one voice and reveals God as one who is at the same time righteous, just and holy, yet merciful, loving and kind.
We believe the Bible shows one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Not three gods, but one, much as we as humans are one unit but with body, soul and spirit. In this way we were created in the image of God.
We believe that sin (the determination to do things our way instead of God’s) separates us from God. This separation leads to and is death.
We believe Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, come to earth to bear the guilt and shame of our sin so that we might be forgiven and receive the gift of God which is eternal life to all who believe. We receive this gift when we believe in what He has done for us and invite Him into our lives as our Savior and God.
We believe that every Christian at the moment of faith receives God’s Spirit into their life. The role of the Holy Spirit is to confirm in our hearts that we are Christians and to guide us into living a Christian life, bearing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. He also bestows upon us gifts and abilities that are needed for ministry and outreach.
We believe this world is not permanent, nor is it our eternal dwelling place. The Bible looks forward to a day when God will come again in Jesus Christ. At that time this earth will pass away and a new heaven and earth will come into existence. This will be our eternal dwelling. No one knows when that day will be.
Until that day, it is the responsibility of every Christian and of the Church collectively to be the visible body of Christ on earth, doing the things He would do, sharing the Good News of God’s love and salvation and demonstrating God’s love through acts of mercy and kindness.
While these truths are not the sum total of what we believe and teach, they are the core from which all other teachings come.