What We Believe
The Authority of the Bible: We acknowledge the Bible to be the only rule of our faith and behaviour. That its teaching is helpfully set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith (2 Timothy 3:15,16).
The Doctrine of the Trinity: We acknowledge there to be only one God, who is in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28: 16-20).
The Centrality of Christ: We proclaim Him to be the only Lord and Saviour, such that no one can come to God apart from Him (John 14:6).
The Activity of the Holy Spirit: We believe that it is not by our own might, nor by our own power that the church lives and grows, but by the power of God’s Spirit, and that we persistently call upon God to grant us a fuller measure of His Spirit.
Salvation by Grace Alone: We are committed to the doctrine of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, and by Christ alone (Ephesians 2: 8-9).
The Necessity of Obedience: We regard obedience to Jesus Christ as the fruit of genuine faith. We are not saved by good works, but unto good works (Ephesians 2:10). We believe holiness to be the fruit of regeneration, such that without holiness no one will see God (Hebrews 12: 14).
Bill Moffat – Session Clerk
I was born in Kilwinning, Scotland in December 1936.
My Christian life began with religious instruction at school and Sunday school and I have believed in God and Jesus as long as I can remember. I don’t know when I really understood what I believed as it took place over a number of years.
I marvel at the Bible and how it reveals God’s plan for redemption from Genesis to Revelation. I like to pray in a quiet place but am uneasy in a group setting.
I worked starting as a ship draughtsman then on to naval architecture and finishing as an IT officer in Dept of Defence in Canberra. I play (or try to) golf. I enjoy bible studies.
Trusting in God
I was born in Bundaberg. Schooled at South Kolan and Bundaberg. Met my first wife in Ingham and moved to Atherton. We had 3 children and separated after 25 years Always thought there was a higher power. I have worked in farming, as a truck driver, and an Electrical linesman.
The Masonic lodge presented me with a bible and upon reading it saw the truth of Jesus and have been growing in my faith ever since. More so since my marriage to Alison and becoming a member of the Presbyterian church over 20 years ago and by the grace of God I will continue to grow in him. By the guidance of the Holy Spirit through Jesus our Saviour.