Statement of Faith

 

At the core of our faith lies the unwavering belief in the goodness and holiness of God, as Psalm 34:8 joyfully declares, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Our understanding of the divine nature is anchored in Isaiah 6:3, which affirms that God is not only good but also holy, with His glory filling the whole earth.  

  

In embracing the doctrine of the Trinity, we acknowledge the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – a unity reflected in the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.” This triune Godhead, as expressed in 2 Corinthians 13:14, brings about a harmonious relationship within the Godhead and serves as the foundation of our faith.  

 

Turning to the foundational moment of Adam’s sin, Romans 5:12 affirms, “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way, death came to all people because all sinned.” This separation from God, because of sin, highlights the significance of Jesus’ redemptive act. The profound truth of John 3:16 encapsulates this: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  

  

The concept of reconciliation through Jesus’ sacrifice finds expression in Colossians 1:20, stating, “and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.” This act mends the severed relationship between God and humanity, allowing us to experience the fullness of God’s love.  

  

The Bible, as the inspired and relevant Word of God, is affirmed through 2 Timothy 3:16: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” This sacred text is our guide and source of truth in all aspects of life.  

  

The transformative experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit is symbolized through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, by Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4. This outpouring equips believers with divine power to fulfil their calling. We believe in tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, and all gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10. 

  

Our faith stands firm on the truth of Hebrews 13:8, which declares, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” This unchanging nature of God assures us that He remains a miracle-working God in the present day.  

  

The Church, illuminated in Ephesians 5:25, is described as the bride of Christ, emphasizing the profound connection between Christ and His followers. It is through the Church that God’s redemptive plan is enacted.  

Practices such as water baptism, highlighted in Matthew 28:19, and communion, illustrated in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, serve as tangible expressions of our faith. These sacraments symbolizes our identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.  

  

The mandate of evangelism, as commanded in Matthew 28:19-20, calls us to spread the Good News: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  

  

Heaven and hell, as affirmed in Revelation 21:4, underscore the reality of eternal destinies: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” These verses remind us of the profound truth that our actions in this life have eternal consequences.  

 

We believe fervently in the power of prayer and fasting, as emphasized throughout the Bible (Matthew 6:6, Matthew 17:21). Our understanding aligns with the divine call to give our tithe and offerings, trusting in the promised blessings from God (Malachi 3:10). 

  

Lastly, the foundational truth of Genesis 1:27 establishes that God created man and woman in His image. This divine design is further affirmed in Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:4-6, emphasizing that marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman: “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”  

  

In summary, this statement of faith draws from the richness of Scripture, grounding our beliefs in the eternal truths revealed in God’s Word. 

A Church that believes in an enduring local Church. 

Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” 

 

A Church committed to values and a culture of the Kingdom. 

Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” 

 

A Church with a world vision that is multi-ethnic & multicultural. 

Revelation 7:9, “After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” 

 

A Church that recognises both men & women in leadership & Pastoral function in five-fold ministry. 

Ephesians 4:11, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.” 

 

A Church that has dynamic corporate services. 

Psalm 95:1-2, Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. 

Psalm 133:1, Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 

A Church that practices prayer, intercession, & worships Biblically. 

Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” 

 

A Church that believes in the Prophetic Ministry and the Gifts of the Spirit contending for miracles, signs & wonders. 

1 Corinthians 14:1, “Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” 

 

A Church that believes in spiritual freedom, strengthens & restores family principles. 

Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” 

 

A Church that holds Children & Youth Ministry in high esteem. 

Psalm 127:3, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” 

 

A Church that values every person at every stage of their life. 

Psalm 139:13-14, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” 

 

A Church with intentional pastoral care, eldership & leadership team. 

1 Peter 5:1-2, “The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly.” 

 

A Church that plants other churches. 

Acts 14:23, “So when they had appointed elders in every church and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” 

 

A Church that equips, raises, & releases leaders. 

2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 

 

A Church that mobilises every believer for evangelism. 

Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”