What we believe...

The best way to understand and learn about any community is to experience it on the relational level. Statements of faith can tell you what a community of faith's beliefs are, but they can't tell you who they are. If you'd like to discover who we are at SLBC, please come to one of our services on Sundays. Alternatively if you want to find out more about the Christian faith, then please sign up for our next Alpha  course.

What do we believe about God?
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to become the Saviour of the lost world and who perfectly shows us what God us like.

 

What do we believe about the Scriptures?
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write words of Scripture. It is without error in all it affirms.

 

What do we believe about humankind?
We believe that humans were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort.

What do we believe about salvation?
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin.

What do we believe about the Christian life?
We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word and daily yielding to the Holy Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ.

 
What do we believe about the church?
We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world.
What we believe about the future?
We believe that though we live in an imperfect world at the moment, all who trust in Jesus have a great hope for the future. We believe that Jesus will return bringing with him a new heaven and a new earth which will be a wonderful thing.