Statement of Faith
Adapted from the Wycliffe Statement of Faith
1. Authority of the Bible
We believe the Bible, the inspired Word of God, is completely trustworthy, speaking with supreme authority in all matters of belief and practice.
2. Holy Trinity
We believe in one God, who exists eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
3. Fallen Humanity
We believe all people, being created in the image of God, have intrinsic value, but as a result of sin are alienated from God and each other, and therefore in need of reconciliation.
4. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, is fully God and fully human; He demonstrated God’s love for sinners by suffering the penalty of death in their place, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where He intercedes for His people.
5. Salvation by Grace
We believe all who repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior are, by the grace of God, declared to be right with Him, receiving forgiveness and eternal life.
6. Return of Jesus
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return personally in glory, raise the dead, and judge the world.
7. Final Judgement
We believe all people will rise from the dead, those who are in Christ to enjoy eternal life with God, and those who are lost to suffer eternal separation from Him.
8. Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who imparts new life to those who believe in Christ; through His indwelling presence and transforming power He gives assurance and equips believers for holy living and effective service.
9. Fellowship of Believers
We believe the Church is the body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers, and is commissioned to make disciples of all nations.