Statement of Faith
There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
John 10:30; John 14:26; Philippians 2:5-7
The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every answer to man’s problems
2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20,21
Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin. Without Jesus we cannot have a relationship with God.
Genesis 1:26; 1 Timothy 2:5
We can have a personal relationship with God through salvation, God’s free gift to man. It is not a result of what we do, but it is only available through God’s unearned favour. By admitting we have sinned and believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and accepting Him as Lord, we can spend eternity with God.
Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 5:1; Romans 3:24
We believe in water baptism, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, as the way for believers to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God. He helps empower the believer to develop the character of Christ and live every day in God’s will.
Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:4
God gives all believers spiritual gifts. They are for the strengthening of God’s people (the Church) and proof of God’s existence and power to unbelievers. The gifts of the Spirit are active and relevant today.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 4:10
Divine healing is active in the lives of people today through Jesus, who is the Healer. Healing includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration. Luke 9:11; Matthew 9:35; Acts 10:38; Matthew 10:1
The Bible describes hell as a real place. It is a place of suffering and a place of permanent separation from God for those who die without accepting Christ. God’s desire is that no one be separated from Him for eternity, which is why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth.
Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 2
TRAINING ACTIVITY PROGRAMME
A new training and development programme was planned for delivery during the latter part of the year. 2 accredited courses were delivered in November including Food Safety Level 2 Award and Emergency First Aid at Work. Courses were provided by Pat Marshall Training and St John Ambulance and were made possible through funding received from South West Foundation and the Learning Curve/European Social Fund. 10 people were successful in completing Emergency First Aid and 12 people achieved the Food Safety Level 2 Award accreditation. Further courses in both areas are scheduled in early 2015 with Communication workshops, Child Protection and Paediatric First Aid planned for February and April. 8 people attended a Homelessness Awareness Training session delivered to us by Plymouth Access to Housing in October 2014 (a further 5 people having attended a similar session in May.