We meet Sundays 10:30am at 50 Hazeldean Road (at Vision College), Christchurch, with Kid’s Church
GOD – We Love God. A living and vital relationship with God is the basis for all we do. To this end we foster intimacy with God through personal prayer, bible study, small groups, and prayer meetings.
WORSHIP – We Worship God. We passionately worship God in our church services and in every area of our lives.
WORD – We Study God’s Word. We faithfully study, teach and proclaim the word of God. We learn God’s truth together through expositional and topical teaching in our church services and in small groups through discussion and sharing.
SPIRIT – We Are Open To The Holy Spirit. We desire all of the ministry and gifts of the Holy Spirit for today; in healing, deliverance, salvation, and the transformation of individuals and communities.
EVANGELISM – We Proclaim The Gospel. This includes: door to door evangelism, street evangelism, overseas missions and friendship evangelism. We combine this with a focus on discipleship and meeting the physical needs of people.
REVIVAL – We Seek Revival. We desire more of the presence of God in our midst. We seek God for revival in our lives, in our church and in the nation.
COMMUNITY – We Value Authentic Community. We seek to be a community of love, holiness, acceptance and transformation, where true servant leadership is practiced.
Statement of Belief
|We believe the Scriptures as originally given by God, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.|
|We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who possesses perfect and exhaustive knowledge of the past, present, and future, and who preserves, regulates, governs and directs all things so that nothing in the world happens without either his causation or permission. God is the author of good but not of evil. Yet even evil is governed by God in that God limits it and directs it to an end fitting with his overall plan and purpose.|
|We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for all sinners. He arose bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father. He will return personally and visibly at the end of the age to fully establish God’s Kingdom.|
|We believe that part of the ministry of the Holy Spirit during this age is to convict sinners, enable them to believe, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.|
|We believe that humanity was created in the image of God but fell from its original sinless state through willful disobedience and Satan’s deception, resulting in eternal condemnation and separation from God. In and of themselves and apart from the grace of God human beings can neither think, will, nor do anything good, including believe. But the prevenient grace of God prepares and enables sinners to receive the free gift of salvation offered in Christ and his gospel. Only through the grace of God can sinners believe and so be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for salvation and spiritual life. It is also the grace of God that enables believers to continue in faith as well as good in thought, will, and deed, so that all good deeds or movements that can be conceived must be ascribed to the grace of God.|
|We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his resurrection were provided for the salvation of all people, but are effective only for those who believe. Christ’s death and resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation, and only those who believe in Jesus Christ become born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.|
|We believe that God’s saving grace is resistible, that election for salvation is conditional on faith in Christ, and that persevering in faith is necessary for final salvation.|
|We believe in the sacrament of baptism by immersion, and of the Lord’s Supper.|
|We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs, empowering the Church for its mission in the world.|
|We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today and for the building up of the Church and ministry to the world.|
|We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of believers to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; and of unbelievers to judgment and eternal punishment.|