… about Jesus
We believe that Jesus is unique in so many ways. Never was there anyone like him before or after. Jesus came to seek and love people.
He is God – “In the beginning was the Word [Jesus], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1-2). He is eternal; he has always existed. Jesus Christ is infinite.
He is the Creator – “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth…all things were created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:16).
He is our Saviour – Because of our sinful nature we are separated from God, but because of God’s love for us he sent Jesus to die on a cross for us and rise to life three days later.
“For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
Jesus was the “mediator between God and men [mankind]…who gave himself as a ransom for all.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6.
He did this by dying on the cross for us, taking the punishment we deserve as sinners.
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree…by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
… about Church
We believe that church is not a building you visit but a community you live in. Church is a community of regular people seeking to live the way of Jesus together, because the way of Jesus cannot be lived alone.
The church community is radically inclusive of all people because that’s just how God is. We believe we were created for community so together we share one another’s burdens and joys, we share our time and our possessions. We have decided that in giving ourselves away that we will find deeper relationships and greater purpose in our own lives.
We believe the best for one another and the world around us. Together we can be a brilliant force for good in the world as we express the goodness of God in practical, unconditional ways.
Church is a community where you ground your life and relationships. And with that can come a great sense of value, purpose and fullness to life.
… about you
We believe that the image of God can be seen in everyone, including you. That God really likes you, no matter what you have or have not done in life.
We believe God is already at work in your life – in your abilities, your passions, your dreams and longings. We believe this love of God is for the very people who think they are either too good for God or not good enough and everyone in between.
We believe that no amount of church attending, good works or any other religious practice makes any difference to God’s favour on your life.
God is already and eternally 100% for you. You don’t have to work for this or strive for this – it is now, and always will be, a free gift from God. We believe that the love of God, as displayed in Jesus Christ, can revolutionise your life and your relationships.
We believe that if you take a step toward God in faith, God will meet you there and you will never be the same again.
Finally we believe that your life is caught up in a much bigger story and together we have an incredible gift to give to our families, our communities and our wider world. We offer to you an open invitation to come and discover that this love of God is not only true, but very real.