1. A Church Centered in Jesus
We believe that the pursuit of full devotion to Christ and His cause is normal for every believer. We will keep Jesus at the centre of our faith and life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20). This includes the concepts of stewardship, servanthood, downward mobility, and the pursuit of kingdom goals (Philippians 2:1–11).
2. Life Rooted in Scripture
We value Scripture – the Bible – as the basis for understanding who God is and how to orient our lives fully around Him (Matthew 4:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). We believe that anointed Biblical teaching is the catalyst for transformation in individuals’ lives and in the church.
3. Loving Relationships
We believe that loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life. This includes the concepts of love-driven ministry, ministry accomplished in teams, and relationship building (1 Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3).
4. Transformational Community
We believe in authentic Christian community as a necessary context in which spiritual formation can occur. This includes the concepts of discipleship, vulnerability, and accountability (Luke 6:12-13).
5. Ongoing Spiritual Growth
We believe that Christ-followers should manifest authenticity and yearn for continuous growth. This includes the concepts of personal authenticity, character, and wholeness (Hebrews 12:1; Philippians 1:6).
6. Valuing All People
We believe that lost people matter to God, and therefore, ought to matter to the church. This includes the concepts of relational evangelism, evangelism as a process, and compassion ministries (Luke 15:1; Matthew 18:14).
7. Faith Expressed in Action
We value action empowered by the Holy Spirit as a natural outflow of our faith in Jesus, expressing God’s love, compassion, and justice in word and deed in our everyday lives. (Micah 6:8; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Matthew 25:34-40; James 1:27). We believe that a church should operate as a unified community of servants, with men and women stewarding their spiritual gifts. This includes the concepts of unity, servanthood, spiritual gifts, and ministry callings (1 Corinthians 12 and 14; Romans 12; Ephesians 4; Psalm 133:1).