… in the Lordship of Christ
Jesus is Lord is our distinctive confession of faith. As individuals and as a church, we seek to make Jesus Lord of every aspect of our lives.
… the Authority of the Bible
We believe that the Bible shows us God’s way for living. As radical believers, we seek to root our lives in the revelation of God’s truth.
… in the Baptism of Believers
On the basis of the New Testament, we claim that baptism is for believers only. Baptism is only for those who are able to declare Jesus is Lord. As a symbol of Jesus claim on their lives, we practice baptism by immersion, in which candidates symbolize their desire to die to self and to live for Christ.
… in the Priesthood of all believers
An illustration of the priesthood of all believers is the church meeting. This is the occasion when members come together to understand in prayer God’s will for their life together. In our church the final authority rests not with the ministers or deacons but with the members gathered together in church meetings. It is the church meeting which, for instance, appoints ministers, elders, deacons, and others who exercise various forms of leadership within our congregation, agrees financial policy and determines mission strategy.
… in Sharing our faith
We believe that each Christian has a duty to share their faith with others. Along with this emphasis on evangelism, however, we recognise that mission includes social action and involves promoting justice, social welfare, healing, education and peace in the world.
… in Religious Freedom
Religious freedom for all has always been a keystone of the Baptist way. Within our church, tolerance for differences of outlook and diversity of practice is encouraged.
… in the local church
We understand the church as a community of believers who gather together for worship, witness and service. Every member has a role to play, whether in teaching, faith-sharing, evangelism, social action, pastoral, guiding, serving, prophetic insight, praying, healing, administration or hospitality.