What We Believe
Worship - We believe that proper worship should be reverent, awe-inspiring and God-glorifying, and be a celebration of the gracious union between God, and His people in Jesus Christ.
That is why worship must centre in the Word of God; it must have at its heart the Word of God preached, sung, prayed, confessed and believed.
The Bible - We believe that the human race is totally fallen and lost in sin and can only be saved by God's grace through the preaching of His Word.
That is why we accept the full inspiration and infallibility of the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments (as given in the 1611 Authorised Version also known as the King James Version) their authority and sufficiency as not merely containing, but being in themselves the Word of God.
Baptism - We believe that the only true interpretation of baptism found in the scriptures is by total immersion. Baptism should only be performed on those who have by faith received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.
Baptism is not in itself a means to Salvation but rather a public confession and witness of faith received by the applicant to the gathered church.
Traditional Protestantism - We believe in the great scriptural principles of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. These principles have stood the test of time, and are still relevant to the church today.
It is our belief that these principles reveal the foundational truths in Scripture of God's plan for the salvation of sinners, which is by the Grace of God Alone, through Faith Alone, in Jesus Christ Alone, based on Scripture Alone, to the Glory of God Alone.
Accordingly we have adopted the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith which also undergirds every aspect of the Christian's daily life, as a church we also wholly give our support to Affirmation 2010 believing that it concentrates on truth presently being undermined in our churches and that it also deals with the outworking of doctrine in practical Christian living, plus it also emphasises genuine Christian experience which is without doubt of the utmost importance in these spiritually lifeless times.
The full text of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith can be read by clicking on the link below