Scriptures To Live By
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
What We Believe
GOD – THE TRINITY
There is one God, who exists eternally in a fellowship of three distinct and equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who are unchangeable in their holiness, justice, wisdom and love. Together, they created, sustain, and judge all things according to their will and for their mutual glory and joy.
The Father is the head of the Trinity who governs all things according to his sovereign and selfless will, which is to display the excellence of his Son to all people, and through the work of salvation, offer them a share in the love he has for the Son.
The universal Church is the body of which Christ is the head and to which all who are saved belong. This body is made visible in local churches, which are congregations of this new humanity - the family of God. These people are given by God to each other for the worship of God, the preaching of the Word, prayer, the recovery of true community, the administering of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, pastoral care and discipline, and evangelism. The unity of the body of Christ is expressed within and between churches by mutual love, care and encouragement. True fellowship between local churches exists in the Holy Spirit and flourishes only where they are faithful to the gospel.
BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
These have been given to the church by Christ as visible signs of the gospel. A believer’s baptism is a powerful public confirmation and seal of our union with Christ and represents the believer’s entry into the Church. The Lord's Supper is a commemoration of the cross of Christ and an experience of our ongoing participation in and dependence on Christ as our unifying head. Whilst Christ is powerfully present ministering to believers in this sacrament, it involves no change in the bread and wine.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return personally and bodily in glory to consummate history and fully restore his cosmos. He will bodily raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be condemned to eternal punishment and the righteous will be welcomed into a renewed earth to live in eternal, joyful and direct fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To God be glory and praise forever. Amen.