Statement of Faith

We are a community-based church encompassing a spectrum of Christian beliefs and traditions unified and firmly grounded in the basic tenets of the Christian faith. HCC affirms the historic Apostolic and Nicene Creeds.

The Trinity

We believe in the threefold nature of God described in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God (Father)

We believe in one God, who created the world and all that is in it.  We believe that God is sovereign; that is, God is the ruler of the universe. We believe that God is loving and that we can experience God’s love and grace.

 Jesus

We believe that Jesus is divine, He is the Son of God. He became human; lived as a man, died when he was crucified and was raised from the dead. We believe that the risen Christ lives today.  We believe that Jesus is our Saviour and that through His death on the cross, and resurrection we receive forgiveness of sins and abundant life. We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to pattern our lives after Him. We believe Jesus will return in power and glory, to fully restore his creation, and bring eternal life for all who belong to him.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God with us.  We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and convicts us when we stray from God.  We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God’s will and empowers us to live obediently.

 People

We believe that God created all people in his image to live in relationship with Him, each other, and creation. Through sin these relationships have been broken. We are unable to reconnect to God by our efforts alone. We believe God has given us freedom of choice to accept or reject a relationship with him. As a loving Father His great desire is to restore these broken relationships and he invites all people to respond to his love.

The Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ continuing His mission and ministry in the world today through self-giving love and service. We believe God calls the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ, to worship God and to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith.

 The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.  

Sacraments

We believe that Christ left two sacraments for his Church to keep, the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. The Lord’s Supper symbolises His sacrifice for all people on the cross, Baptism represents new birth, and symbolises Christ’s resurrection. We celebrate all forms of baptism for both infants and adults. We practice "open Communion," celebrating with both grape juice and wine and welcoming all who love Christ, repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.