Our convictions...

We will honour the reality that all who are in Christ are one, by loving all who are His.

We will honour the corresponding truths that local churches are:

  • Independent and responsible for their own leadership and activities.
  • Interdependent in that they need the benefits of giftedness, encouragement, guidance and fellowship of others.
We will honour the truth that all believers are uniquely gifted by the Spirit of God. Those who are gifted and called to lead are responsible to do so in a manner that enables every member of the Body of Christ to become all God has designed them to be as priests in His service.

We will honour the New Testament pattern and precept of team leadership in the church. Such team leaders must be individuals of character, devotion and maturity, with a willingness to shepherd and lead faithfully. They are affirmed by their congregations for agreed-upon terms of service.

We will honour the freedom of the Holy Spirit to raise up some people to serve a local church on a part-time or full-time basis for a variety of purposes. In such cases, responsible financial support is expected.

We will honour the specific request of Jesus Christ to "remember Him" by frequent observation of the Lord's Supper (usually on a weekly basis).

We will honour the diversity of the creative hand of God by showing respect and acceptance to all His people, regardless of race, gender, culture or social class.

We will honour the truth that the poor, disadvantaged and oppressed are special (blessed) people in the eyes of God. We will seek to take the initiative in reaching out to them with compassion, respect and truth, just as Jesus did.

We will honour the wisdom of God in creating us male and female. We acknowledge and seek to practice the complementary and distinctive roles of men and women as described in the Bible, in our families and in the church.

We will honour the holiness and righteousness of God by rejecting all the Bible declares to be sinful, in order that we may live lives that are beyond reproach, pleasing our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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