What kind of Church are we?
We are a church whose goal it is to proclaim the Good News that Jesus Christ is Saviour and Lord. We accept the Bible as God's inspired and inerrant Word and as His will for our lives.
We are affiliated with a denomination called the Reformed Churches in New Zealand. As a confessing church we hold to the historic creeds of the Christian Church. As heirs of the Protestant Reformation we believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."
- Ephesians 2:8
This is a Christian Church which identifies us as people who believe that God has provided us with the way of salvation through His Son Jesus who is the Christ. As Christians, we are committed to sharing God's love in Jesus Christ with our neighbours. We are a part of the total body of Christ which God through His Word and Spirit has called out from people of every nation and race.
We are a Reformed Church which refers to that branch of the church growing out of the Protestant Reformation that emphasizes the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life. Guided by the Bible, God's Word, we believe Christians are called by God to a life of service in home and community.
What we believe and teach...
God the Father as our Creator; Jesus Christ the Son of God as our Saviour and Lord; the Holy Spirit as the Third Person of the Eternal God, who renews our hearts and makes us children of God
That the problem of the human race is sin - sin in all of us - sin makes it impossible for us to create a sure hope for ourselves (I John 1:8)
That Jesus Christ is the only Saviour from sin - that we find personal salvation through faith in Him - so that in Him we find peace and comfort in this life, and a sure hope for the life to come (John 20:31)
That we are called to live a life of obedience and service to our Lord - in a spirit of thankfulness for our deliverance from sin and misery - and that real happiness is to be found in such a life, and in such a life only (Romans 14:17)