What We Believe

We believe everyone should be invited into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ that will enrich every aspect of this life and take us to heaven forever. 

Here's what we believe about:


The Bible

The whole Bible is God's Word to us. 

It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, to be exactly what God wanted to communicate to us. 

It is the supreme source of truth without error for Christian living. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21) 


God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. 

There is only one God, who exists eternally as a Trinity of three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

These three are coequal and are one God, yet the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are personally distinct from one another. (Genesis 1:1,27; Matthew 28:19; John 14:15-20) 


Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity. 

The Son of God became the human, Jesus Christ, to reveal God to man and to become the Saviour of the lost world. 

Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. 

He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. 

He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. (John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11) 


The Holy Spirit

The Hold Spirit is the third member of the Trinity. 

The Holy Spirit makes people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. 

He also lives in every Christian from the moment that they accept Jesus as Saviour. 

He provides the Christian with power for living as God wants; understanding of spritual truth; and guidance in doing what is right. 

He gives every believer spiritual gifts to change the world for God. 

We should seek to live under His control daily. (John 14:15-26; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-25) 


People

People are created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through disobedience. As a result, humans are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own effort alone. (Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 3:10-12,23; Ephesians 2:1-3) 


Salvation

Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 5:1-11; Ephesians 2:4-10) 


The Christian Life

Every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. (Romans 12:1-4; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 5:1-21) 


The Church

The church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those that have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world. (Ephesians 4:1-16) 


Heaven and Hell

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin in hell or eternally with God in heaven through forgiveness and salvation. (John 3:16-18; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15) 


What is a Presbyterian? 

A Presbyterian is a Christ-follower. The word "Presbyterian" does more to describe how we structure ourselves than what we believe. "Presbyterian" means "elder", that is people who are elected from within our church to lead. We have elders to lead rather than just one person because God guides us in decision making as a group. 


Sources: The Bible Westminster Confession of Faith Living Faith

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