Our Beliefs DSC_9663

We believe …(Creation)

that God created the universe and everything in it, and that he created humans as the crown of creation and as moral beings for a life of worship and service to God (Isaiah 43:7, Psalm 100).

We believe …(fallen world)

that we turned our back on God’s will and purposes (that is, we ‘sinned’), and in our rebellious and sinful condition we stand helpless and hopeless under the judgement of God (Romans 3:12,23).

We believe …(a saved world)

that God gave his Son, Jesus Christ, to die for the sins of all of us, and that the good news of his love in Christ is for all people everywhere (John 3:16, Romans 3:24).

We believe …(forgiveness)

that everyone who, by the working of the Holy Spirit, accepts in personal faith what Jesus Christ has done by his death on the cross and by his resurrection, receives forgiveness from God, becomes a child of God and a member of his church (Acts 16:31, Romans 3:22).

We believe …(the Bible)

that God has revealed eternal truth to us in his inspired, inerrant word, the Bible, and that it alone is the basis of the Christian faith (2 Timothy 3:15-17, John 17:17).

We believe …(Baptism and Holy Communion)

that God offers his grace and forgiveness to all people, including infants, in the sacrament of baptism. We also believe that in the sacrament of the Lord’s supper, the body and blood of Christ are given in, with and under bread and wine, as a further assurance of personal forgiveness to believers.

We believe …(Holy Spirit)

that the word of God and the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s supper are the means through which the Holy Spirit can work in people to give faith and spiritual life to them and to the church.

We believe …(How to live our life)

that Christians, though still subject to sin and failure, will show love to God in a life of loving service to other people, practising forgiveness, kindness, patience, humility and unselfish service of others for Christ’s sake.

We believe …(The Church)

that Christians are called into the church to praise and worship God, to receive the Spirit’s renewal for their faith, to strengthen their fellow believers, and to carry out God’s mission of taking the good news of his saving love to all people.

We believe…(Eternal life)

that God will raise up all people on the last day and that every person who believes in Jesus as Saviour will be given eternal life.

We confess …

what we know from God’s word as expressed in the Lutheran Confessions, which include the historic creeds (Nicene, Apostles and Athanasian), the Augsburg Confession and Luther’s Small Catechism.