WHO WE ARE
Love God | Love People | Make Disciples
Matthew 22:37-40 | Matthew 28:19-20
We believe God made all people to enjoy a relationship with him and therefore we actively endeavour to persuade all to be fully devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. This includes relevant evangelism to people of all ages in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, Africa and the ends of the earth.
We believe that the anointed teaching of God’s Word is the catalyst for transformation in individual’s lives and in the church. This includes teaching for life change in character and conduct.
We believe that the church should be continually relevant to our community without compromising our beliefs. This includes sensitively relating to all age groups through relevant methods of preaching, teaching, drama, worship and music.
We believe that every Christian should be personally developing and enjoying their relationship with God. This includes fostering an ongoing authentic lifestyle that is devotional in character and real in its practical outworking.
We believe that every Christian should actively fulfil their role in the church by using and developing their spiritual gifts and talents. This includes the pastors training and equipping everyone so that they discover their gifts and without exception all do the work of the ministry.
We believe that loving and caring relationships should permeate every aspect of church life. This includes making every effort to keep the unity of the Holy Spirit; demonstrating honesty and integrity in every relationship.
We believe that life change and care happens best in small groups. This includes urging every member to be vitally involved in a cell group, where discipleship, openness, support and encouragement take place.
We believe that excellence honours God and inspires people. This includes every department striving to do their best.
We believe that the church should be led by men and women with leadership gifts. This includes the focussing of goals, planning and organising the church in a servant leadership style with the church being in agreement.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
In the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired of God, inerrant and authoritative. The Scriptures do not merely contain but are the Word of God and the sole authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
In one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
That God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature, which issues in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
In the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the personality of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and abiding presence in the true believer.
That all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
That all Christians are called to a life of holiness, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service for Him.
In the resurrection both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
That the one true Church is the whole company of those who have received the Jesus Christ as their Saviour, been redeemed by Him and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local Church on earth should take its character from this conception of the Church spiritual and therefore that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of Church membership.
In the priesthood of all believers.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism and the Lord’s supper – to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of bread and cup as symbolical of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of his sacrificial death till He comes.