Vision & Values
In short, Sandyford exists:
- To honour and enjoy God.
- To strengthen spiritual life through the systematic exposition of scripture and worldwide intercession.
- To offer Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
- To serve and influence our world in a Christian way.
At Sandyford we believe in…
The divine inspiration and infallibility of the holy Scriptures as originally given and their final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The unity of the Godhead and the divine co-equality of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The sovereignty of God in creation, providence and redemption.
The depravity of every part of human nature in consequence of the Fall rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His perfect satisfactory and meritorious atonement by which sin alone can be expiated (atoned for), God’s wrath propitiated (the act of appeasing), and sinners saved. His bodily resurrection, His ascension into Heaven to be our Great High Priest, His personal universal future and final return in glory.
The justification of sinners solely by grace through faith in the atoning merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, conversion, sanctification, ministry and worship.
The ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as being instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, but not in Baptism as conveying any regenerating grace, neither in the Lord’s Supper as being a sacrifice for sin nor involving any change in the substance of the bread and wine.
Marriage as instituted by God, which of necessity involves a public commitment between one man and one woman to lifelong union to the exclusion of all others.
The resurrection of the body, the final judgement of all mankind by our Lord Jesus Christ with the eternal punishment of the wicked, and the eternal blessedness of the righteous.