Saturday, 23 September 2017

Values & Beliefs

Values

As a relationship of churches and ministries we have principles we highly value. Some of these principles include:

  • Loving God
  • Loving people
  • Loving and living in unity with one another
  • Acknowledging the significance of the local church and everything it entails
  • The importance of marriage and family
  • Principle-centred leadership
  • Balanced lifestyle
  • Enjoying life in all its fulness

Beliefs

We believe according to the Bible, that:

  • The Bible is the infallible Word of God
  • There is one God, the Creator, eternally existing in three persons; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and died a unique and atoning death
  • Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father
  • We are cleansed from sin through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Sharing communion helps us to remember that Jesus Christ gave His life for us.
  • Jesus will come again and judge everyone.
  • The person of the Holy Spirit, with His fruits and gifts, abides in the church.
  • The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is for all believers and enables them to operate in His gifts.
  • Water Baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as a public declaration of our faith in Jesus Christ and His completed work.
  • Both the saved and lost will be resurrected, the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting damnation.
  • To have the very best life is to live for God and have a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.
  • In essential beliefs we have unity:
    “there is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism: one God and father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:4-6)
  • In non-essential beliefs we have liberty:
    “Accept him whose faith is weak without passing judgement on disputable matters.” (Romans 14:1)

We also believe in:

  • Good beer and wine in moderation
  • Great sex in marriage, and
  • Enjoying life to the full without violating heaven