What We Believe

Baptisms at Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, 2011.

Loving God, Loving People

To demonstrate the love and reality of Jesus Christ to each other, our community, our nation, and the nations beyond.

We seek to:
  • Love as God loves
  • Worship God passionately
  • Grow in character
  • Connect in community
  • Empower each other
  • Serve God and others

Statement of Faith

We believe:
  • there is only one God, existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • God is the creator of heaven and earth
  • the Bible is the inspired word of God
  • Jesus is the Son of God, born of Mary, a virgin
  • Jesus lived and died a sinless life and that He died as an atonement sacrifice for all mankind
  • Jesus was crucified and on the third day He rose from the dead, that He now sits at the right hand of the Father and will return to judge the living and the dead
  • we are saved only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, that our salvation is a gift from God, not attainable through good works or human effort
  • that to be saved we must receive forgiveness from God through our repentance
  • that water baptism, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is an act of obedience to God
  • in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, that the Holy Spirit was given to believers after Jesus ascended to heaven
  • the Holy Spirit can be manifested in our lives through a variety of spiritual gifts to build the Church