Outworkings of Faith

We are motivated by and teach our faith in alignment with the Anglican Evangelical Assembly's basis of faith. In light of this, we acknowledge:

1. The sovereignty of the one true God, who is to be honoured, obeyed and glorified. We express our love for God regularly in worship and in prayer, both personally and corporately (Ps 95:6; Eph 6:18; Col 1:15-20).

2. The inspiration, authority and truth of the Bible which is to be read regularly and which guides our work (Ps 119; Is 40:8; Matt 5:17-19; 2 Tim 3:16-17). 

3. The supremacy of Christ, his atoning death, the necessity of personal repentance and faith, and of bearing witness to Christ in word and deed. We are commissioned to share our faith regularly with others (Matt 28:16-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Pet 3:15).

4. That new birth means we belong to God, that our true identity is found 'in Christ' and that the Holy Spirit dwells in us (1 Cor 3:16; Eph 2:10; 1 Pet 2:9; 2 Cor 5:17).

5. That God created all human life in his image, and therefore every person is sacred and worthy of dignity and respect. That God loves and cares for all people in their physical, cultural and ethnic diversity. That human beings are created to love, worship and honour God, and to relate to one another with love, justice and compassion (Gen 12:3; Lev 19:15; Deut 16:19, 24:19; Amos 5:24; Jn 15:12).

6. That God created human beings in his image, both male and female. Man and woman are distinct, possessing equal value, made to glorify him and together reflect his image. As Christians, we are called to live in accordance with his creative intent, in which the human body, including biological sex determined by God at conception, is integral to personhood and not intended for change (Gen 1:27; Gen 2:23; Eph 5:21-33; 1 Cor 6:19). 

7. The importance of friendship, family and marriage. Marriage is a gift from God intended to be a self-sacrificial, life-long covenant between one man and one woman, and is the proper place for sexual relations. God calls for fidelity within marriage and chaste singleness outside of marriage (Gen 2:20-24; Mal 2:13-16; Matt 19:1-12: 1 Cor 6:9-10; 1 Cor 7:8-16).

8. The importance for the Christian life of participation in the local church, while framing local participation within the context of the church universal (Rom 12:3-21; Eph 4:11-16; 1 Pet 4:10-11).

9. The importance of prayer and discipleship. In prayer, we recognise our dependence on God and our need to listen to the Holy Spirit. We also recognise the importance of discipleship that nourishes the spiritual life and is fully committed to developing it (Matt 28:16-20; Jn 3:1-21; Eph 6:18; 2 Tim 2:2). 

10. The importance of choices and actions that are informed by love for, and a concern to look after, the good creation that God has made and entrusted to us (Gen 2:15; Ps 8).