Statement of Faith

STATEMENT OF FAITH - WHAT WE BELIEVE


Inspired Word of God

We believe that the Bible (i.e. the Old and New Testaments excluding the Apocrypha), is the inspired Word of God, the infallible, all sufficient rule for faith and practice.


Unity of the One True and Living God

We believe in the unity of the One True and Living God who is the Eternal, Self-Existent "I AM", Who has also revealed Himself as One being co-existing in three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Life of Jesus

We believe in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Miraculous Ministry, Substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers


The Fall of Man

We believe in the fall of man, who was created pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression.


Salvation Through Faith

We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God's wrath and condemnation.


New Birth

This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


Baptism by Immersion in Water

We believe that all who have truly repented and believed in Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water.


Baptism in the Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of the believer with power for service, the essential, biblical evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.


Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of Christ in the Church today.


Holiness in Life

We believe in holiness of life and conduct in obedience to the command of God.


Divine Healing

We believe that deliverance from sickness, by Divine Healing is provided for in the Atonement.


Breaking of Bread

We believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread.


Resurrection of all who Truly Believe in Jesus Christ

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life. Alan & Lucy originate from opposite ends of the country; Alan from Scotland and Lucy from Cornwall, and have been married since 1999, having met at Regents Theological College in Nantwich. They have ten children and have a heart not only for the family at home, but for the family of God - the Church. They believe that families are the building blocks of society. Alan worked in various capacities, including youth work, photography, community improvement and retail before becoming a qualified Secondary School Teacher in 2006. He now works full time as a Manager in CHOICE. Alan and Lucy are passionate about the local Church and believe that openness to the Holy Spirit, discipleship, prayer, worship and unconditional preaching of the Bible are key elements to it's growth.