This congregation accepts all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as a whole and in all their parts as the divinely inspired, revealed, and inerrant Word of God, and joyfully submits to this as the only infallible authority in all matters of life and faith.
Faith in the Triune God
This congregation is built upon faith in the ever-living Triune God − Father, Son, and Holy Spirit − as revealed in the Holy Scriptures; to Whom be the glory for ever and ever (see the three Ecumenical Creeds 5.6 below).
God the Father
- Almighty God, Creator of the universe, Who formed man in His own image, Who from the beginning loved goodness and hated evil, desires that the children of His creation live in eternal fellowship with Him. We hold to the creation and fall of humanity as described in the first chapters of Genesis, not as myth, but as historic facts.
- Therefore, the Creator gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16) to be the Saviour of the world, that people might be set free from the bondage of sin, and become joint heirs with Christ of eternal life.
Jesus Christ, God’s Son and Our Saviour
- At the heart and center of this faith is confidence in Jesus Christ and love for Him, true God and true man, the eternal Word of God, the only Son of God, and the only Saviour of the world.
- To proclaim salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ is our reason for being as a congregation.
Dependence upon the Holy Spirit
We also acknowledge dependence upon the Holy Spirit working solely through the Means of Grace (Word and Sacraments) to call unbelievers into saving faith in Jesus Christ; to empower believers to grow in faith, to bestow His gifts for the ministry of the Church locally and universally, to inspire love for one another, and to bring glory to the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Head of the Church