Below is our current summary of biblical beliefs which form the core of Christianity and what is taught at the church. We share these core beliefs with the international Charis Alliance and all Christians around the world.
GOD exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The BIBLE, comprised of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired and authoritative revelation of God to humankind. It is the final authority in all areas of faith and practice.
The entire HUMAN RACE is created in the image of God and given the role of caring for creation. Sin, however, affects everyone and everything, evoking God’s wrath and just judgement.
JESUS, the eternal Son of God, took on flesh in the incarnation. He is fully God and fully man, born of a virgin and without sin. He died on the cross in the place of sinners, bearing the punishment and shame for sin. He physically rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, where he is seated with the Father as the only saviour of the world.
SALVATION is entirely the work of God’s grace and comes only through faith in Jesus’ perfect sacrifice for sin. Faith includes belief, repentance and a commitment to live according to God’s plan.
The HOLY SPIRIT is at work now in the lives of all believers in Jesus Christ. He convicts of sin and leads to repentance, imparts spiritual gifts, and guides into true understanding of the Scriptures.
The CHURCH is the sum total of all Christ-followers, the body of which Christ is the head. It is made visible in local churches which gather to worship, teach the Word, practice baptism and communion, edify and equip one another to reach out to the surrounding community.
In the FUTURE, Jesus will physically return to the earth to fulfil God’s plan and purposes. He will raise all people to judgement, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
Below is a summary of our regular practices, which form the life of the Frankley church family.
DISCIPLESHIP, following Jesus’ example and teachings, is at the heart of what it means to be a Christian. Personal Bible study and prayer are key to the growth of any disciple of Jesus, and we offer help in learning how to do this effectively.
The FELLOWSHIP of other believers is also crucial for growth as a disciple; no disciple was meant to go it alone. Regular opportunities are offered to spend time together as a spiritual family, learning and serving. Current opportunities include Sunday services where mutual encouragement happens through the sharing of personal experiences in the faith, regular social events, prayer ministry, fortnightly women’s and men’s Bible studies, and individual Bible studies upon request.
WORSHIP is a core activity for all disciples of Jesus. The church family meets regularly to worship, usually including music, prayer, the public reading of Scripture, and Bible teaching. The church also worships through the baptism of new believers, typically done through trine immersion, and communion, observed through a combination of threefold communion (John 13) and sharing the bread and the cup.
SERVICE and OUTREACH are important for each disciple of Jesus, to use his/her specific spiritual gifts for the good of the local body of Christ, to practice hospitality, to serve the needs of the broader community, and to share the Gospel message in as many ways as possible with as many as possible.