What We Believe
We look upward, worshiping our Father and Creator with thankful hearts. We gather faithfully to acknowledge that God is greater than we are. We submit to scripture and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
We look inward, caring for our spiritual selves. We rest. We pay attention to our own needs and the needs of our families’. We raise children who know they are loved, nurturing faith within them. We pray, softening our hearts and becoming aware of God’s presence. We find freedom in the knowledge that we are loved by God.
We look outward, sent into the world by God on a mission to care for others by following the leading and example of Jesus Christ. We care for our world, our country and our community, recognizing our responsibility to be biblical, ethical, moral and principled in our actions and attitude. We aim to live in harmony with others, open and welcoming to all because we are all created in the image of God.
To be a thriving congregation, growing in the Spirit, preserving the traditions (ordinances) instituted by Jesus in this present age, and raising a new generation to faithfully worship God.
We will worship God, care for (love) and create a harmonious community of active believers & followers of Jesus from all ages, and live Christ's mission and purpose in Pembroke.
Statement of Faith
We believe in and worship the one true and living God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the almighty Creator and Sustainer of all things; the Ruler of all history; the Holy One; the just Judge of all men, the merciful Redeemer and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that He has spoken and that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are His Word to humankind. They reveal all that we are to believe concerning Him, His character and His purposes. They are the only rule of faith and practice and we seek to submit our minds to their truth and our lives to their commands.
We believe that all men and women are sinners and under the wrath of God and that apart from His eternally ordained plan of salvation through Jesus Christ, His Son, we would remain forever apart from God.
We believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, who is the Son of God; He is fully God and fully human; He was born of the Virgin Mary and He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father. We believe that He bore in His own sinless body the punishment we deserve. His substitutionary death on the cross and His bodily resurrection from the dead have made reconciliation with God possible. By His death He has revealed divine love, upheld divine justice and removed our guilt.
We desire the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, leading us to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. We rely upon the presence and fullness of the Holy Spirit to guide us in our understanding of the Word of God and in the application of its truth for our lives. We acknowledge that it is the Holy Spirit who convicts us in matters of sin and righteousness, produces within us the fruit of the Spirit and empowers us with His gifts for service and ministry.
We acknowledge the presence of evil in the world and of Satan, the enemy of God and the father of evil who is described by Jesus as being the prince of this world. Evil will always be active until the end of this age when Christ returns and brings about its final destruction (cleansing). We believe Satan tempts us and seeks to keep us from the truth and from our commitment to God. We rejoice that Christ has overcome Satan and broken the power of evil in our world
We commit ourselves to the path of discipleship taught and exemplified through the life and ministry of our Lord. In doing so, we commit ourselves to make known the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others, to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and to walking a path of service to all who are in need.
We dedicate ourselves to the body of Christ (the Church - Assembly of believers), to instruct, comfort, admonish, encourage and to provide for one another so that God may be glorified and His love made known through our love for one another; to stand with a prophetic voice in this world proclaiming the truth of the Gospel and substantiating its claims by exhibiting Christian community. In proclaiming the good news of the Gospel and in striving to relieve human distress and social injustice, the Church sets forth God's glory and purposes in this world.
We commit ourselves to diligent use of the means of grace that is, worship, the reading of the Scriptures, attendance upon their exposition, prayer and the ordinances such as believer's baptism and the Lord's supper.
We commit ourselves to be good stewards of the gifts God has given us, using our time, abilities and resources for the benefit of God's work in our local church, the universal church and our world.
We make this confession confident that Christ will return again to this world to judge humankind and to establish His kingdom. Those, who by His mercy, have been saved will enter into the presence of God for eternity but those who reject Christ will be eternally separated from God.