What we believe

The short version…

At Lighthouse Church, we’re all about “following Jesus together”.  We come from different backgrounds and are at different stages of faith – but we come together with the common goal of getting to know Jesus better and becoming all that we were meant to be as we follow after him.

If you are wondering what our key message is, click this link to watch “the Gospel in one minute”.

If you would like to know the details of what we believe, you can read our “statement of faith” below.  And if you would like to know who we relate to in terms of church families or movements, please visit the New Covenant Ministries International website to learn more.

The long version (statement of faith)…

We believe:

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writings as fully inspired by God, and accept them as the final authority for faith and life.

In one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

That the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man.

That God created man in His own image: that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual; and that all human beings inherit a sinful nature, which issues in actual transgression involving personal guilt.

That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the Scriptures, and that all who believe and trust in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.

In the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the personality of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and His abiding presence in the true believer.

All who repent of their sins and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

That all Christians are called to a life of holiness, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service to Him.

In the resurrection both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment from God of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.

That the whole company of those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, been redeemed by Him and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, form the one true Church, and that the local church on earth should take its character from this concept. Therefore the new birth and personal confession of faith in Christ are essentials of church membership.

That the Holy Spirit indwells all true believers and that He has been sent to be the Comforter and Empowerer of the Christian Church, to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the Scriptures.

In the priesthood of all believers.

That the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism and the Lord’s Table – to be observed as acts of obedience and as a perpetual witness to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection, and that the Lord’s table involves partaking of the bread and the cup as symbols of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death till His return.

That the healing of the sick is still available in our day. (Mark 16 verses 16 to 18; Matthew 8 verses 16 and 17; 1 Corinthians 12 verse 9 and James 5 verses 14 and 15).

That God never removed the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Church, and that the Scriptural commands to “seek earnestly the best gifts”, and to “forbid not to speak in tongues”, are still applicable today (1 Corinthians chapters 12, 13 and 14 … Note 1 Corinthians 14 verses 1 and 39).

That the ascended Christ has given various ministries or ministers to the Church in order to bring all believers to the place of Christian maturity in understanding of truth, and the performance and function of the ministry. (Ephesians chapter 4 verse 11; Romans chapter 12 verse 4 to 8 and 1 Corinthians chapter 12 verse 10 following).

That the miracles as recorded in the Bible were real miracles, and are possible in the present day. (John chapter 14 verses 12 and 1 Corinthians chapter 12 verse 10).