The word “BASIC” in our name is an acronym which stands for: brothers and sisters in Christ.
We are a growing group of disciples from all walks of life and ethnicities, who are seeking to be a living expression of Christ first with our individual lives, secondly in our homes, thirdly in our workplace, and fourthly in the community.
Our primary goals can be summarized as follows:
TO WORSHIP GOD
TO BE LIKE JESUS
TO BE THE CHURCH
TO BE A LIGHT
We do this by yielding our entire being to God for His will and His purposes, sowing to the Spirit, and doing what is right in secret (Romans 12:1, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
We do this by continually growing in humility as we look to Jesus, are filled with the Holy Spirit and claim the promises of God (2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Peter 1:4)
We do this by living as a local expression of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27), and committing to love (John 13:35), disciple (Matthew 28:20), and build up one another in the faith (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
We do this by letting the life and light of Jesus shine through our good deeds (Matthew 5:14, Matthew 5:16), and sharing the good news with those around us (Acts 20:21).
WHAT WE BELIEVE
That the Bible (66 books) is the inspired and infallible Word of God, the sole and sufficient guide for our life on earth.
That there is one God eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His humanity, His perfectly sinless life, His substitutionary death as an atonement for our sins, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal return to the earth for His saints.
That all human beings are dead in sin and utterly lost and that the only way their sins can be forgiven is through repentance and through faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, whereby a person is born again to be a child of God.
That justification is by faith in Christ alone, the evidence of this being good works that glorify God.
In baptism in water, by immersion, after regeneration, in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
In the necessity of being filled with the Holy Spirit continually in order to have power to be witnesses for Christ - by life and by word.
In the resurrection of the righteous to eternal life and the resurrection of the unrighteous to eternal damnation.
BASIC Church does not belong to any denomination or governing body. We accept all of our brothers and sisters in Christ and work together with those who share the same vision.
For a fuller statement of what we believe click here.
THE KIND OF CHURCH WE WANT TO BE
A church where the love of God is a foundation and continual revelation (John 17:23, Romans 5:5, 8:39)
A church were the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus never becomes old news (Revelation 5:9)
A church where God alone is glorified, not man (Matthew 5:14, John 7:18)
A church that is simply devoted to Jesus in love, that preaches the true gospel, is attested to by the true Holy Spirit, and rejects all counterfeits (2 Corinthians 11:3-4)
A church where the members flee from the love of money and the love of honour (1 John 2:15-16, 1 Timothy 6:10-11)
A church where mammon (material wealth) is under our feet (Matthew 6:24)
A church where living before God in private takes precedence over activity (Matthew 7:21-23, Hebrews 4:13, John 6:38)
A church where Satan has no authority (John 14:30, Matthew 16:18)
A church where no provision is made for the flesh (Romans 13:14)
A church were fellowship is determined by being born again, love for one another, and walking in the light (1 John 1:7)
A church where ministry begins in the home (1 Timothy 3:4-5)
A church where answered prayer (specific requests) is normal (John 15:7)
A church where unbelievers know us by our love for one another (John 15:12)
A church where every member is valued (John 15:12, 1 Corinthians 12)
A church where various gifts of the Spirit are active (1 Corinthians 14:1)
A church where all authority is given from God (Matthew 28:18-20)
A church where submission is understood, never imposed and joyfully embraced (Ephesians 5:21-22, 1 Corinthians 11, 1 Peter 5:1-4)
A church where the humble take leadership (where leaders are raised up from within rather than recruited) (Matthew 20:26, 1 Peter 5:3, Titus 1:5)
A church where children are taught to fear God by word and deed (Deuteronomy 6:7, Ephesians 6:4)
A church where the sisters are valued and continually encouraged to seek grace to do everything that a man cannot do (Titus 2:3-4, 1 Peter 3:1-6)
A church where the Word of God is revered (commandments are joyfully obeyed, warnings are considered and promises are believed with expectancy) (1 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 John 5:3, Mark 9:23, James 1:6)
A church where we constantly judge ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:31, Psalm 139:23-24)
A church where no discouraging word is ever preached (Ephesians 4:29, 2 Corinthians 10:8, Hebrews 10:25)
A church where the freedom of justification is experienced (1 Corinthians 6:11)
A church where Jesus’ second coming is anticipated with excitement (1 Thessalonians 1:10, Revelation 22:20)
A church were people are taught by word and life to obey everything Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:20)
A church were evangelism and outreach occurs organically (Acts 8:4)
A church that is New Covenant in life, doctrine, and pattern (Hebrews 8:10).