We believe that the Bible is God’s written Word. We believe it speaks clearly and with relevance to each of us.
Because we believe that Jesus is ‘the way, the truth and the life’ and that ‘no-one can come to the Father except through him’, we place a high value on sharing our faith. We want to see people coming to know Jesus Christ, putting their trust and faith in him.
The Doctrinal Basis of the Church is as follows:
The divine inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures.
The unity of the Godhead, and the Trinity of the persons therein.
The full deity and humanity of Christ Jesus. The sole sufficiency of His atoning work, in His death and resurrection, for the salvation of the human race and His personal return in glory.
The utter depravity of human nature in consequence of the fall.
The justification of the sinner is by faith alone.
The essential work of the Holy Spirit in conviction, conversion and sanctification.
The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body and the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ.
The divine institution of the Christian Ministry and the obligation and perpetuity of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
This statement is deliberately short. A fuller description of our guiding principles are set out in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith with its accompanying Scripture proofs.