OUR CHURCH

STATEMENT OF FAITH

What we Believe

  • There is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • God the Father is the Creator of the universe. He created man in His own image for fellowship, and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.
  • Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. He left Heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures--God and man--in one Person.
  • The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord, and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament, and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ.
  • The baptism in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit, and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • In the Bible containing the Old and New Testament is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
  • Christ's vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world. Its benefits of healing (body, soul, and spirit) are provided for in the atonement as well.
  • That salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one's life as Lord and Saviour (regeneration).
  • The Christian life is to be one of consecration, devotion, and holiness. The shortcomings of the individual are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured.
  • The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God among the saints through the Spirit. Every believer born of the Spirit has a place in the church designated by God. A place where Christ is working in the lives of the called out ones and calling ministers to the great commission to go into all the world and make disciples of every nation.
  • In the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual's life and is a public testimony that the person now belongs to Christ. It is identifying with the death and resurrection of Jesus and is done in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him.
  • In the bodily, personal, second coming of the lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium, and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ.
  • That marriage is an institution ordained by God from the foundation of the world, and intended as a lifelong union of one man and one woman, based on the teaching of the Scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments. This idea is supported by the account of creation in Genesis chapters 1 and 2.


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Chris & Skye Plummer

Senior Pastor
Pastor Chris Plummer started serving as the Senior Pastor of our congregation since August 2021. He and his wife Skye have pastored churches in Sydney, Perth, and were missionaries to East Timor before coming to Footscray. They were both raised and converted in a dynamic church in Perth WA and have been in pastoral ministry for many years.

Geoff & Miriam Stowers

Assistant Pastor
Pastor Geoff Stowers has been serving as Assistant Pastor of our congregation since October 2018. He and his wife Miriam were saved in Thomastown in 1997. They have also pastored churches in New Zealand and Frankston prior to coming on staff as Assistant Pastor in Footscray. Pastor Geoff has a powerful music ministry and preforms regularly in the church. ‍

Steve & Pauline Stephan

Evangelist
Evangelist Steve Stephan has been a part of the Footscray church since 1989. Together with his wife and children they pioneered the Burnside Church in the Western suburbs of Melbourne for ten years and left a powerful and thriving congregation. In 2017 he felt the calling into Evangelism and has since seen God move supernaturally throughout Australia and around the world.

Jed & Laura Hachem

Outreach Director
Jed was appointed as the Outreach Director of the Footscray congregation in 2020. He has been pursuing the call of God to be discipled and sent out to pastor. Jed and Laura are excited to see what God has in store for them.

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