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We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:
BIBLICALLY BASED - God’s Word is our guide, authority and conscience in everything. We stand firm where it stands firm and remain flexible where it is flexible.
CHRIST-CENTERED - Jesus is Lord and head of the church, and it is for Him that we exist. We are called to be fully devoted to Him.
GROUNDED IN GRACE - We acknowledge our complete dependence on the goodness and grace of God. We have benefited from the kind intention of His will: therefore, we eagerly extend it to others.
PASSIONATE ABOUT PRAYER - We do not believe that prayer is merely preparation for work. We believe prayer is continually an essential part of our work.
AUTHENTIC IN OUR WALK - Authenticity, integrity, openness, and sincerity will define us. “The goal of our instruction is love, from a good conscience, a pure heart, and a sincere faith.” (1 Timothy 1:5)
COMMITTED TO THE UNCOMMITED - We believe that lost people matter to God: therefore, they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here, in part, to do the same. Our individual lives and corporate efforts will reflect this conviction.
RELEVANT & INNOVATIVE - The Bible does not tell us to use only certain styles of music, or to present our message only through words. The Bible does make it clear, however, that we are to find ways to effectively bring the message “into all the world” in order to make disciples. We believe this will require careful scrutiny of everything we do - new practices and old - and a willingness to change when necessary within biblical parameters, in order that we, “by all possible means might save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22)
COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY - Belonging to our community requires a commitment to being intentionally involved with others in accountable, encouraging relationships. We believe life-change happens best in the context of relationships. In clusters of caring people, participants share and encourage each other toward spiritual growth. Here people can experience both the benefits of a larger church and yet enjoy the kind of relationships that only develop in small, safe settings.
We desire our fellowship to be a caring family that values community, informality, spontaneity, freedom of expression, humor, fun, commitment and loyalty. In our pursuit of holiness, we will acknowledge our imperfection and provide an environment in which people are free to risk, fail and find grace and encouragement in time of need.
FOCUSED ON MINISTRY & SERVICE - We believe that each believer has received a special gift and should employ it in serving others, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Spiritual giftedness and maturity determines where and how a believer serves. Through the Steps to Ministry program that we facilitate you will learn what your gifts are and where to best use them in the church and in the community. We want to make sure that the area you are serving in is both something you are gifted in and something you actually enjoy doing. Round pegs in round holes, not round pegs in square holes.
We have also adopted the following belief statements as we are a part of the Australian Christian Churches.
We believe that the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things.
He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the 'new birth' we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which are the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.