Our Beliefs

  • SBC is established on the gospel of Jesus Christ, who came into the world to save sinners and to rescue a people to Himself.
  • SBC upholds the great doctrines of the Reformation such as Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone & God’s Glory Alone.
  • We believe Christians should be gathered together in local churches for mutual accountability and encouragement. The SBC Constitution outlines our church purpose, leadership & governance structures, membership life & practice.
  • We hold the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith as our statement of faith (also known as the 1677/1689 Baptist Confession of Faith).

Summary of Beliefs

  • The Bible is God’s complete and perfect word; & is the ultimate authority for all we believe, how we live & how we minister the Gospel.
  • God exists in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit who are the same in substance, equal in power & glory.
  • God demonstrates his sovereign rule over all through creation & providence.
  • All people have sinned and rebelled against God, and are under His just condemnation.
  • Jesus Christ came into the world as truly God & truly Man to save His people from their sins. Jesus died and rose again to pay the penalty for our sins and to bring us back to God.
  • The Holy Spirit convicts of sin and judgement, and graciously provides new hearts to Christians to turn them away from sin and faith towards Jesus Christ.
  • The head of the church is Jesus Christ, and he gathers together Christians in local churches for mutual  accountability, growth and encouragement in ministry.
  • Worship should be God honoring and joyful, with the preaching and teaching of God’s word as its central feature