What We Believe
We seek to proclaim the Gospel to all nations and peoples because 'it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes' (Romans 1:16)
We believe the Holy Bible in it’s entirety to be the Word of God, free from error, and every word being inspired by God. We believe it to be applicable for every generation and fully sufficient for life and faith. The Holy Bible is our only authority in all things. However, the main doctrines of God’s Word have been systematically laid out and encapsulated in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, which we believe to be a faithful record of the Bible’s doctrine and is our formal 'Basis of Faith'. Click here to read the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
We are an Independent Church
We do not find denominations in the Word of God and we do not have formal ties to any denomination or church organisation. However, we do have close links with many like-minded churches and fellowship together with them as God gives us opportunity.
We are a Reformed Church
We hold to the main doctrines of the Reformation which are also referred to as the doctrines of Sovereign Grace. These doctrines are laid out in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. We preach that salvation is entirely a work of God, by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone and to the glory of God alone. Any other gospel is ’another gospel’ and a device of man to try and work his way to Heaven. We preach the Gospel freely to all and call upon everyone, everywhere to believe the Gospel and be saved by Jesus Christ alone . We practice the reformed and regulative form of worship and believe this to be Biblical, God honouring and how God desires us to worship Him.
We are an Evangelical Church
By Evangelical we mean that we do all that we can biblically by God’s grace, to reach out to all mankind with the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We believe that the great commission of Christ to His church is laid upon us and is our mission as a church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are not linked in any way to the new evangelical movement of the ’emergent church’ and others who have forsaken traditional and biblical evangelical doctrine for error.
We are a Baptist church because we hold to the practice of the baptism of all believers by full immersion in water in obedience to the command and example of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We do not find the teaching or practice of paedo-baptism in the Scripture and believe it to be a serious and damaging error to the Church of Christ. Although we are a Baptist church we are not linked in any way with the Baptist Union, which we believe to be a liberal denomination.
We are not Charismatic
We are not charismatic and do not have any links with charismatic churches. We do not believe that the miraculous gifts are intended for the church today, having ceased with Christ’s last Apostle John. We do not believe that the manifestations of these miraculous gifts today are real or Biblically sound. Click here for more details.
We are not Ecumenical
We are not ecumenical and do not believe that fellowship with those who walk in error and heresy or with those who fellowship with them is a Biblical expression of Christian unity or an act of Christian love. Click here for more details.