Get to Know Us
We measure the success of Lighthouse Church in two ways: loving gospel community and living gospel mission. The radical gospel hope of our gracious God saving us from our sin through Jesus is the inner transforming power which makes Lighthouse a loving community. We believe it is possible to see real change in each and every person who participates in the life and community of Lighthouse. This lasting change comes as we learn to increasingly value Jesus and his grace.
Secondly, we don't want simply to do church-y or religious actions that lead to busy lives. Rather, we want to be a people who intentionally follow Jesus, the one who sends us into everyday life. We believe our city and island can be transformed as we work to develop churches filled with people who take the call to help others know Jesus seriously. This happens in the everyday opportunities of life by the ordinary means of prayer, loving gospel conversations and actions, and within faithful community.
Who We Are
We are a gospel-centred, Bible-believing, Evangelical, Reformed, Presbyterian, Missional church. We are very thankful to belong to the strong and historic PCA denomination - Presbyterian Church in (North) America. We are also grateful for our network partners C2C and the Grace Network.
What We Believe
Lighthouse Church follows the Bible as our standard for faith and life because we believe it to be the word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit.
As part of the Presbyterian Church in America denomination, LHC subscribes to the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) which is a very good summary of many of the central teachings of the Bible. Additionally, a more recent document by the Gospel Coalition provides a helpful summary of our major doctrinal views.
Core Beliefs as presented by our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America:
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.