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Our Purpose

Our Purpose is to worship God, and to glorify Him, through caring, equipping and mobilising people for mission.

Our Vision

Living God's Story Together

Service Times

Sundays 10.00am and 5.30pm

EB Kidz

Sundays 10.00 - 11.30am

Find Us

Cnr Rothesay Ave and Dorene St
St.Marys SA 5042

Ph: (08) 8276 1040
Fax: (08) 8374 1982

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THE BIBLE

God communicated His thoughts

The Bible is God's Word to all people, and reveals His character, purposes and ways.  It was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truthful and is completely relevant to our lives today. 

(Psalm 119:105; Isaiah 40:8; 2 Timothy 3:16)

THE TRINITY

God the Three in One

God has always existed as one God, but in three persons: God the Father; God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Although each member has a different function, they are all equally God, relate in perfect harmony and unity and are responsible for our salvation.  Our universe is a creation of the three persons of God through the will of the Father, the activity of the Son and the power of the Spirit.  The unity and love of God in three persons should be evidenced in the unity of the Church and our love as we follow Jesus.

(Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; Romans 8:18-30; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6Colossians 1:16-19; 1 Peter 1:2; Hebrews 1:3; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:1-13; John 13:34-35, 17:20-23)

THE FATHER

God is love, light, good, and holy.

There is one God who is our Father. He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, and completely worthy of our trust.  He is the sustainer of all creation. God gives generously to all who seek Him and invites us to belong to His family. 

 (Numbers 23:19; Psalm 11:4-6; Psalm 113; John 3:16; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4; Ephesians 2:4, 3:14, 4:6; 1 John 1:5, 4:16; Matthew 7:11; Luke 11:13, 12:32; Titus 3:4-7)) 

THE SON

God became human

Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time, completely God.  He lived a perfect life, and through His death, resurrection and return to heaven, has opened the way to God. He gives His people mercy and grace in times of need. It is through the authority of Jesus that creation is being restored to its intended wholeness, and it is only by faith in Him and His work that humanity can enjoy this wholeness through being reconciled to God.  One day He will return to earth physically and visibly to establish his rule. 

 (Matthew 1:18-23; 11:25-20; Lk 10:21-24; John 1:1-18; 17:1-5;; Acts 1:11; Acts 4:12; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; 1 Peter 2:24; Hebrews 2:9-18, 4:14-16; John 14:15-20, Phil 2:5-11)

THE HOLY SPIRIT

God is always present

The Holy Spirit assures us of our relationship with and in Jesus Christ as God’s children.  He makes the presence of Jesus Christ a reality to believers. By Him God makes Himself known in the lives of His children. He guides believers into all truth and transforms our character and passions to be more like those of Jesus Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God's righteousness and the coming judgement.  He comforts us, secures us, and gives us spiritual gifts and the power to overcome sin in our lives.

 (Jeremiah 31:33-34; John 15:26, 16:8-11; Romans 8:9-16; Galatians 4:1-7; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2:17,18, 4:1-16; Romans 12:1-20; 1 Corinthians 12:1-13:13)

HUMANITY

God's image bearers

Human beings are made in the image and likeness of God and are the pinnacle of His creation.  We are created to have fellowship with God but have become separated in that relationship because of sin.  Because of this we cannot be restored to a full relationship with God through our own efforts.  Jesus Christ's identification with sinful humanity, as well as his substitution for us on the cross is a necessity to restore us to a living relationship with God. 

Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and love.  Human beings are created for eternal life and will either dwell with God through faith because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, or will suffer with Satan and his fallen angels.  It is God’s will that no-one should spend eternity separated from Him.

 (Genesis 1:26-30; Isaiah 53:6; John 14:6; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 3.9; Revelation 20:10-15)

SALVATION

God's only way

The death of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the only way of salvation, forgiveness of sin, and entrance into His family.  Salvation occurs when a person places their faith in Jesus Christ, and in what He has done on their behalf.  This act of faith enables God to remove their guilt and liberate them into life in God’s family.  Those who belong to God are assured of a perfect eternity with God.

 (Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; Matthew 1:21; John 3:16, 5:24; Acts 4:12; Hebrews 9:22; Revelation 1:1-8; Romans 8:10-17, 1 Cor 6.11)

THE CHURCH

God's plan for community

The Church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Jesus Christ.  It is energised by His Spirit.  It is committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, obeying His commands, and expresses itself through loving one another.  It will also seek to accomplish His mission in the world by both word and deed. At the end of time, the family of God will live in perfect union with God.   

 (Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-28; Ephesians 1:22-23; Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 7:17; 1 Timothy 3:1-15; Acts 2:41-47, 14:23; Ephesians 5:27)

God's plan for identification

Baptism is the means by which believers identify with Jesus Christ and with the community of faith – His church.  This baptism by immersion in water symbolises identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is a public declaration that they are followers of Jesus Christ.  

(Acts 2:41-47; Rom 6:3-11; Matthew 28:18-20)

God's plan for remembering

On the night before Jesus Christ was crucified, He ate a special meal with His disciples.  He told them to keep doing this as a way to remember him and the promises He made.  The elements of the bread and wine (or juice) symbolise the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  Believers regularly remember Jesus Christ by the sharing of these elements (the Lord's Supper).

 (Isaiah 42:6; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 22:14-23; Acts 13:47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Romans 6:1-11)