Who we are and what we believe

Who We Are

  • We're Christians who want to focus on what is important to the Christian faith.
  • We want to be relevant, relaxed and real.
  • We are made up of young and old and try to be friendly and welcoming.
  • We want to be faithful to God and our church and supportive to our local community.
  • We'd like you to join us.

What We Believe

  • Money, career and possessions can't fulfil you.
  • Jesus satisfies like nothing else.
  • Jesus makes life better and dramatically different.
  • We celebrate this good news with others who have had the same experience.
  • This news is so good that we want to share it with as many people as possible.
As we are a member of the South Australian Baptist Union we follow closely with those common beliefs.         

Statement of Faith

The following is an extract from the All Nations Christian Church Constitution

3. Declaration of Principles

3.1 The Divine Inspiration and Supreme Authority of the Scriptures in matters of Faith and Conduct

The Scriptures (or Bible) consist of the sixty six books of the Old and New Testaments, which are the supreme authority in matters of faith and conduct for the Church and the individual Christian. The church has the liberty and responsibility, through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, to interpret, to preach and to administer God?s will in these matters. It preaches 2 Tim 3:16, 2 Tim 4:1-2, 2 Pet 1:21.

3.2 The Deity and Lordship of Jesus Christ
There is one God who is revealed to us as in the Scriptures as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the revelation in human form of this one God. Through Him we know the Father and receive the Holy Spirit. He is the Lord of the Church and the church seeks to live under His direction. His Lordship extends over all creation and at His return all humanity will confess His Lordship. John 1:18, John 14:6, Rom 8:9, Eph 1:20-23, Phil 2:11.

3.3 Freedom of Conscience
Freedom of conscience is the freedom for all members of society to practise their religion, follow their beliefs, and propagate their faith and worship without restriction of law. For Christians, it is also the freedom to interpret the Scriptures for themselves under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Baptist Church members are those Christians whose interpretation of Scripture enables them to give general assent to the Declaration of principles.

3.4 A Regenerate Church Membership
The church is a community which has all its members only those who profess repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In the life of believers, the Holy Spirit makes real the presence of Christ, leads into all truth, bestows gifts for Christian service and gives power for Holy living. Although there is a diversity of gifts and functions, all members are equal standing in Christ. John 14, 15, 16, 1 Cor 12 and 14.

3.5 The priesthood of Believers
All members of the Church have a ministry and offer to God spiritual worship through one mediator Jesus Christ, who is their High Priest in heaven. All believers have become a holy priesthood, directing unbelievers to God and declaring the praises of Him who called them out of darkness to light. This ministry of the members is always exercised in the context of the requirement for everything to be done decently and in order. 1 Cor 14:40, 2 Cor 5:19-20, Heb 8:1, 1 Pet 2:5, 1 Pet 2:9

3.6 The Ordinances of Believers Baptism and the Lord?s Supper
Baptist churches observe the two ordinances of believers? Baptism and the Lord?s Supper. Baptism is expressed by immersion in water in the Name of the Triune God ? Father, Son and Holy Spirit ? of those who repent of their sins and confess faith in Jesus Christ, through His atoning death, as their Lord and Saviour. The Lord?s supper (or communion) instituted by Jesus, is commanded by Him to be observed by all who have professed faith in Him whose atoning death for sin is declared in the ordinance until He shall come again. Matt 3:13-17, Acts 2:37 ? 38, 1 Cor 11:23-26.

3.7 The Vesting of Authority for Church Policy and Management with the Church Members
Each Baptist church is considered to be competent to manage its own affairs and the members? meeting is the final authority in decisions concerning its policy and management. Central to the Baptist understanding of the nature of the church is the conviction that authority rests in the corporate body, the gathered fellowship of believers. Gifted persons, including one or more pastors especially set apart to exercise spiritual leadership, are set apart to lead, teach and exercise oversight and administration of the church. The day to day administration and leading of the church is normally conducted by the pastor(s) and officers, who are entrusted by the members with their respective responsibilities.

3.8 The Voluntary Associations of Baptist churches
While each Baptist church is competent to manage its own affairs, Baptists recognise that they are called into real fellowship with other believers, particularly believers of like conviction, giving expression to and maintaining the unity of God?s Spirit in the bonds of peace. Further, they recognise that they are called by Jesus Christ though the Holy Spirit to work together with believers of like conviction and with Christians generally in the world- wide ministry and mission of the church. For these reasons, and in order to realise common purposes, Baptists believe that it is a proper understanding and expression of the Gospel for Baptist churches to associate voluntarily with each other. We do so as constituents of the South Australian Baptist Union Incorporated (?The Union?) and, through the Union, with similar associations nationally and internationally.

4. Member of the South Australian Baptist Union Incorporated

4.1. The church is and shall be a member of the South Australian Baptist Union Incorporated (SABU).

5. Aims and Objects
The church accepts that its aims and objects are:

5.1. To proclaim the gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ leading those who repent and believe in Him for salvation into membership in the Church.

5.2. To proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ in the lives of Christians and to seek to fulfil His purpose in the life of the church and the world beyond.

5.3. To encourage people to assemble in regular worship of God.

5.4. To instruct people of all ages in the Scriptures and its implications in daily living.

5.5. To support the work of the wider fellowship of Baptist World Alliance and to co-operate with other Christian bodies as may be determined by the Church.

5.6. To work for justice and care with compassion for the needy and oppressed.

Core Values

We believe God is calling us to be passionate and committed about…

JESUS

All Nations Christian Church believes that Jesus is the centre of our community, life and worship.

It is his church and we exist in him and for him. Jesus unifies us, and all followers of Jesus share in his ministry.

TRUTH & DEVOTION

Meeting around biblical teaching & creative, heart-felt worship.

All Nations centres its teaching and worship on God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that through this God can and will transform people’s lives to be more like Jesus. We value the participation of all members of our community in worshipping God, and seek to encourage each other through the mutual sharing of ministry gifts.

REACHING OUT

Reaching our local community with a message of hope and truth.

All Nations is committed to sharing the good news of Jesus to all people especially our local community through biblically faithful and culturally relevant means.

LOVE & CARE

Sharing God’s love & care, particularly those hurting & in need.

All Nations believes that God loves and values all people and desires to communicate his grace, mercy, compassion and justice through both word and action.

DIVERSE COMMUNITY

Creating a diverse & authentic community.

All Nations is a place to develop meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging. We acknowledge the diversity, uniqueness and inherent value of all people and seek to foster a genuine community that expresses this.

EQUIPPING

Equipping our people to serve the church, community & world.

All Nations is a church that strives to develop future Christian leaders through ministry experience and biblically based training

Leadership Qualities

Whilst we want All Nations to be a church where everyone feels welcome, both Christians and non-Christian. We recognize that we are all at different stages in our journey of faith, however we recognize that it is important for people in leadership roles in the church to be mature, faithful, committed and consistent Christians. To read about our minimum requirements for a leader following this link

Church Constitution

The All Nations Church Constitution can be found here. 


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