The one true God who lives eternally in three persons — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
The incarnation of God's eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ — born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
We Believe In......
Every Sunday 10.30 am
This is the main meeting of the week and is a lively time of worship followed by communion and a talk. All ages take part in the first part of the service and then the children and youth leave to receive their own teaching in small groups with their own leaders. We gather to hear God speak to us through His Word, the Bible, equipping and guiding us. We speak to him in prayer and song, and seek to encourage one another as we meet together. Often the talks given in our meetings follow a series, such as working through a book of the Bible. About six times a year there is a service for all ages in which the children take part. Refreshments are served at the end of the service.
Christians are not meant to be 'lone rangers'. If we belong to Jesus Christ then we also belong to his family, and it is his purpose that as we interact with one another, learn from one another and support one another, so we will grow up and be the Church - helping each other along the way to heaven. That is why we believe meeting in small informal groups is so important. Most meet in people's homes week by week for Bible study, prayer and support. Each group has it's own character and style but the aim is always 'spiritual growth'.
As we meet to study God's Word together, we aim to spur each other on in our relationship with Christ. Never stagnating or growing cold in our love for him, we are to help each other to hold to the truth of Scripture and to put our roots deep down into that truth so that we become fruitful, stable and joyful in our walk with Christ. Paul puts it like this: 'Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, being rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness.' (Colossians 2:6-7)
Groups meet during the week on different days, and at different times of the day, as follows:
Tuesday Prayer Group - 7:45pm - All Welcome.
Wednesday Coffee Morning - 10:30am - Informal coffee and chat
Wednesday Evening Group - 7:30pm - walking through the bible
Thursday Afternoon - 2:00pm
Thursday Dot Stop - 8:00pm
If you would like to know more about Small Groups, or if you would like to join one then contact the pastor or one of the elders.