What’s Important To Us
Jesus stood up and cried out,
If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’
John 7 : 37b – 38 (ESV)
Our desire is that our people will have a terrific thirst for God.
We want our church to grow passionate and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. We want to glorify God by being disciples and inviting – and training – people of our community to be followers of Jesus Christ. Disciples who will worship, learn and serve – all for the glory of God.
Basically, we want to help each other live lives that reflect God’s glorious light so that a dark world that we love can see the love of Christ through us.
Statement of Faith.
1. THE SCRIPTURES: We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God; that it is the only complete and final revelation of God’s will to man. It is the only perfect, supreme, infallible and sufficient standard of faith and practice.
2. GOD: We believe God is the infinite personal spirit who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity, existing eternally as Father, Son and Spirit—three persons yet one God. He is the creator, preserver and sovereign of the universe; He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all honour, confidence and love.
3. THE SON — JESUS CHRIST: We believe in the Deity and Humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ; His Virgin Birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on the cross for our sins; His physical resurrection from the grave; His ascension to the right hand of God, where he makes intercession for believers; and His personal, visible, bodily return to the earth.
4. THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, by whom all saving, comforting and sanctifying power is exerted upon human hearts.
5. MAN: We believe God made man in His own image and was created sinless. By his own disobedience, he fell into sin. Through his fall into sin, an evil nature was transmitted to the whole race, revealing itself in actual transgression, and bringing all under the reign of condemnation and death, and in man’s separation from God.
6. SALVATION: We believe salvation to be by grace through faith, wholly apart from human merit; and therefore, man must exercise personal faith in the redeeming work of Christ on Calvary in order to be saved. The saved shall be received into the fullness of eternal life and joy; the unsaved, into the lake of fire, the eternal judgement.
7. CHURCH: We believe that Church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and the fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His word. In more general sense, the word Church is used to designate all whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
8. BAPTISM: We believe in baptism by the immersion of believers in water into the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in which are represented their death to the world, the washing of their souls from the pollution of sin, their resurrection to newness of life, the burial and resurrection of Christ, their resurrection at the last day, and their engagement to serve God.
9. THE LORD’S SUPPER: We believe in regularly celebrating the Lord’s Supper, an ordinance of Christ, to be observed in the manner indicated by Him in Matthew 26:26-30.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We agree, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, piety and godly living to promote its spirituality in sustaining its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support the ministry, the expenses of the church, its work against sin and evil and all injustice in the world, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel throughout all nations.
We agree to promote the spiritual life of our families and to maintain private devotions; to educate our children in the teachings and practice of the word of God; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk carefully in the world, to be just in our dealings, to be faithful in our responsibilities, and to be an example by our conduct; to avoid all idle talk; backbiting and unrighteous anger; to practice temperance in all things and to abstain from things harmful to our physical and spiritual well-being; and to be zealous in all our efforts to advance the Kingdom on our Saviour.
We covenant to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate the graces of sympathy of heart and of courtesy of speech; to be slow to take offence and ready to forgive, mindful of the rules of our Saviour what we are to do so without delay.
And when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, in whose fellowship we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.