Worship:We believe that above everything, we were created to worship and serve God, indeed our whole life is bent towards that task. We recognise that we have been called together as a family or community of believers to also worship our Great God collectively. This is achieved through regularly meeting together and worshiping God through our prayer, repentance, testimony, praise and biblical teaching. We are committed to God and to His church, and will attend regularly, so as to worship as a corporate body, in an active and relevant way.
We are called to be a community of believers. Each and every person has been given a spiritual gift or gifts, for the benefit of the wider community by God Himself.
We believe that God has a heart for the lost and that they matter greatly to God, and therefore should also matter greatly to the church. It is the message of the Gospel, God reaching out to humanity, that all people need to have the opportunity to hear. The Gospel message is a message that will bring the greatest wholeness and joy into a person’s life.
We believe that evangelism is the privilege and the responsibility of every believer, and that to evangelise is an act of obedience as well as an act of love towards others. While we are called to be God’s hands, feet and mouthpiece for evangelism, it is the Holy Spirit who is responsible for the change of heart and mind of people.
The Bible and Biblical Teaching:
We value the Bible as God’s word and affirm it as being our final authority in all matters.
We see the Bible as the ultimate means in which we are to teach, rebuke, correct and train in righteousness (2Tim 3:16), both our leaders and our wider congregation. It is essential for ongoing discipleship and the development of Christian maturity.
We fully acknowledge that the Holy Spirit plays an essential role in convicting us of the truth, and the challenge for us to apply the wisdom of the Scriptures to our own lives.
We are a people of prayer. We believe that there is power in prayer and that God requires for us to pray to Him, and that He both hears and answers prayer. Prayer is, and must be a cornerstone in all that we do for our God. (Colossians 4:2, Ephesians 6:18-19) It is through prayer that God has chosen to act in this world and in times of great need or uncertainty, the Holy Spirit will help us and intercede for us in prayer.
We believe that godly leadership of our church is essential. We believe that God raises up godly leaders for the church, and that we are called to respect and follow their lead (Hebrews 13:17) as they follow and model Christ. Godly leaders are called to help equip and empower our congregation for their life and the ministries of our church. We expect our leaders to model integrity, courage, loyalty and a servant attitude. (Philippians 2:5-7, Matthew 20:26-28)