WHO ARE WE?
We are a body of believers, led by the Holy Spirit who moves through every member to ensure that each part is working properly in their particular function in the Body of Christ to grow and mature and build itself up in love.
11 And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct],
12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church];
13 until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity].
14 So that we are no longer children [spiritually immature], tossed back and forth [like ships on a stormy sea] and carried about by every wind of [shifting] doctrine, by the cunning and trickery of [unscrupulous] men, by the deceitful scheming of people ready to do anything [for personal profit].
15 But speaking the truth in love [in all things—both our speech and our lives expressing His truth], let us grow up in all things into Him [following His example] who is the Head—Christ.
16 From Him the whole body [the church, in all its various parts], joined and knitted firmly together by what every joint supplies, when each part is working properly, causes the body to grow and mature, building itself up [b]in [unselfish] love.
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We believe in ONE God revealed as Father, Son and Holy Ghost and in the Lord Jesus Christ (Col 2:9) We believe in salvation that is, in the necessity of the new birth, or regeneration by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus as provided by His atonement. (Eph 2:8) We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4; 38) We believe in the baptism in water by full immersion and in the holy communion (Matt 28:18-20, 26:26-29) We believe that the fivefold ministry is given to the church for the perfecting of the saints (Eph 4:11-12) We believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ to earth (Acts 1:11) We believe in deliverance from sin, though the laying on of hands and casting out satan out of our lives Luke 10:19, 11:17-20)