What We Believe

In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.

St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430), John Wesley (1703 – 1791),

In essentials of the Christian faith, we have unity.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

In these non-essentials, we have liberty. We are free to talk about this, agree to disagree and be confident that it will not be a test of fellowship.

In soteriology, we are Free Gracers.

In understanding the Biblical narrative and covenants, we adhere to New Covenant Theology (as opposed to Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism)

In eschatology, we are Classical/Partial Preterists.

In views on authority in the local church, we are soft complementarians.

In the exercise of gifts of the Holy Spirit, we adhere to continuationism “with a leash” (as opposed to full-on cessationism).

We’re technically not Protestants (because we’re not protesting anything against the current Roman Catholic Church) but we adhere to most systems of beliefs that the Protestant reformers presented.