‘Being the presence of Christ in the community.’
We are followers of Jesus Christ who have committed our lives to serving Him and this community. We firmly believe that through the Holy Spirit, the people of this valley, whom God has chosen, will be transformed and will continue to share His message of faith, hope, love and salvation here in this place.
Our faith is placed in belief that we are - :
Jesus said, "But you will receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has SENT me, I am SENDING you." (John 20:21) We know and trust in that God is working through us. We believe God loves the people of the Nambucca Valley and wants to renew all things with the gospel of Jesus.
What we believe
We believe in ...
God - God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), as our loving creator, sustainer and redeemer of this world and our lives. He is above and over the entire universe. Our ultimate purpose in life is therefore to enjoy and honor God, living in a way that reflects His love, with all our heart, soul, body and mind.
God’s Gospel - The 'gospel' is the amazing news that God the Father has sent God the Son Jesus Christ into the world to live, die and rise again, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have life now and for all eternity. We therefore exist to both know this gospel and make it known. This is upon which our hope is founded.
God’s Word – God, Himself and His purpose for the world, is revealed in Jesus Christ and His Word (Old and New Testament). The bible is reliable, truthful and our final authority. We encourage the proclamation of God’s Word as a natural part of living our faith journey in the world.
God’s Power – Our commitment to God is about turning away from the values and ways of this world - submitting to and accepting His transforming power, so that we might have new life in the likeness of His Son. We are given strength by reading God's Word, prayer and meeting with other disciples for mutual encouragement and support.
God’s Community – We are a community who seeks to love and serve both God and one another as commanded in the Gospel message. As His community we strive to be a faithful people seeking to support one another and provide a safe and accepting place for people to explore Christian faith and grow in Christ-likeness.
God’s Gifts - As the body of Christ we believe that every member of the church is equipped by God through the Holy Spirit with gifts to fulfil God’s purpose in this world. We seek to encourage and assist members to explore and utilize their spiritual gifts in accordance with God’s will.
God’s Valley - God loves the Nambucca Valley and its people. We seek to go out into the valley and onto the hills to proclaim God as sovereign Lord and to share His message of faith, hope and love to all.