A bit about Us

our vision.

To be a church of the “Tree of Life.”

   That is, a church that:

            proclaims eternal life with God the Father;

            offers new life through Jesus Christ; and

            lives in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

who are we?

We are a young church (We turn 20 this year. Woohoo!). We are people of diverse backgrounds, ages, interests and talents. Depending on your background, you may find us conservative or contemporary. Services regularly include: contemporary worship, breaking bread, preaching of the Word, prayer ministry and multimedia.

The church is committed to the fundamental confessions of the Christian faith (the final authority of Scripture, the Apostles and Nicene Creeds). In addition, our vision and values express the truths restored to the church through the Reformation and the renewal movements of the Holy Spirit during the twentieth century.

what we believe.
We do not have a “Faith Statement” that you must sign to become a member, but we do have some values that we hold strongly. The following represents our core values:  

  The Authority of Scripture
We value the Bible as the full revelation of Jesus Christ and seek to approve all things according to the Word of God. We are committed to believing God to fulfil every promise contained in Scripture. (2 Timothy 3:16)  

  The Lordship of Jesus Christ
We value our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ as our primary commitment and seek to serve Jesus as Lord through the whole of our lives. (Arts 2:36)  

  The Power of the Holy Spirit
We value the empowering of the Holy Spirit, an essential enablement for ministry that would bear witness to Jesus. We seek to develop in the operation of all the gifts and graces of the Spirit given by God as supernatural equipment for the ongoing ministry of Jesus. (Acts 1:8)  

  The Command of Jesus to Make Disciples
We value a commitment to fulfil the great commission given by Jesus to the church, to preach the gospel to every person, seeking to draw them to become His disciples. (Matthew 28:18-20)

  The Uniqueness of the Local Church
We value the ministry of the Spirit through the local church and seek to express our faith by belonging to a local church and to exercise our ministry by the power of the Spirit as part of that body. (Ephesians 1:22,23; Acts 2:40-4.7)

  The Unity of the Spirit 
As a local church we seek the unity of the Spirit with every believer, and with all churches that confess faith in Jesus Christ. We desire to co-operate with other churches in our town in order to proclaim the Gospel to every person. (John 17:21; Ephesians 4:3)

  The Centrality of Worship
We value worship, as we seek to respond to God's desire for a people who worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23,24)

  The Pursuit of Holiness
We are committed to becoming like Jesus. We desire that our personal lives and our relationships generally will reflect more and more of His character. (1 Peter 1:16)

  Care for the Poor
We want to fulfil the command of Christ to care for those special people in God's sight whom the Bible refers to as 'the poor'. (Matthew 11:15)

  Marriage and Family
We recognise marriage and family as the crucial basis for society, church and personal growth and are committed to excellence in this area.

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