Our Core Views
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.” (NLT)
We believe that God the Father sent His only Son Jesus, to live, die and resurrect from the dead in order to pay the penalty of our sin, so that by accepting Him as Lord we can live victoriously and be guaranteed eternal life.
- John 3:16-17 - “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (NIV)
We believe that God sent His Holy Spirit, after Jesus left, to accomplish the new birth process in us by making our relationship with God personal, producing within us the fruit of the Spirit and empowering us with gifts for ministry so that the love of Christ may be evident in every setting.
- John 16:12-16 - “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” (NIV)
We believe that prayer is a vital means (along with Bible study, worship and fellowship) by which we develop a personal relationship with God, and the basis from which all significant ministry flows out of the church.
- Luke 11:1 - “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, Lord Teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."
- Acts 2:42 - “And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
- 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. (NIV)
- 2 Timothy 4:1 - “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge."