what we believe

what we believe

We are people with a message. That message is Jesus Christ and him crucified; the free grace of God; justification by faith apart from our own efforts; and the reality and power of the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit in the human heart.

Our worldview is the big story of the Bible. This story begins with ‘Creation’ and ‘Fall’ before unfolding God’s plan of ‘Redemption’ and ‘New Creation’ in Christ.

Above all, we are concerned to know God himself. We acknowledge that he formed us for himself, and that our hearts will always be restless until they find their rest in him.

We stand therefore firmly in the mainstream of historic, orthodox Christianity, tracing our heritage back through the Evangelical Fathers of the Eighteenth Century, the Reformed Confessions of the Seventeenth Century, and the great ecumenical creeds of the early church, to the Bible itself.

We have a formal Statement of Faith which you can read here. For more detail we look to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith which you can find here.