Listed in brief below are our 10 Foundational Beliefs, our 20 Core Values and our 30 Unique Characteristics. These form the 10-20-30 model which is the unique ethos and philosophy that we have developed at New Springs.

Our 10 Foundational Beliefs

  1. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God

  2. We believe in the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit

  3. We believe all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that there is only one remedy for sin – the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ

  4. We believe the only way to be saved is through Jesus Christ

  5. We believe the gospel is the power of God unto salvation

  6. We believe in the universal and local church

  7. We believe in the five-fold ministry and the gifts of the Holy Spirit

  8. We believe in baptism by immersion and in taking Holy Communion

  9. We believe Jesus will return to receive His church

  10. We believe there is a heaven to be gained and a hell to be shunned

Our 20 Core Values

  1. We value – the importance of a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

  2. We value – worship as a priority.

  3. We value – the authority of God’s Word.

  4. We value – the importance of discipleship and development.

  5. We value – the essentiality of the local church for every believer.

  6. We value – the five fold ministry.

  7. We value – the importance of partnership and Biblical community.

  8. We value – healthy Biblical authority and leadership.

  9. We value – the unity of Christ’s body.

  10. We value – prayer, intercession and spiritual warfare.

  11. We value – the Spiritual gifts.

  12. We value – Spirit-filled witness and service.

  13. We value – fruitfulness, integrity and Godly living.

  14. We value – the need to be evangelistic in our outlook.

  15. We value – the spirit of giving and stewardship.

  16. We value – the family.

  17. We value – the individual.

  18. We value – life and every stage of life.

  19. We value – racial harmony.

  20. We value – excellence.

Our 30 Unique Characteristics

We are and aspire to be…

  1. a God directed, Jesus-centred and Spirit-led church

  2. an Elim Church Incorporated (ECI) church adhering to 10 fundamental beliefs relating and accountable to a number of ministries, churches and Christian leaders around the nation

  3. an evangelical, pentecostal, charismatic church embracing all the gifts of the Holy Spirit

  4. a leadership-governed church

  5. a multiplicity of ministries working out one vision

  6. a body that values scriptural church discipline

  7. a training and equipping church

  8. a church of small groups known as City Life Groups as well as corporate gatherings

  9. a Bible-centred church – believing, preaching and living the Word of God

  10. a relating church – a church that believes in partnership where every member belongs, ministers and is committed to one another

  11. a prayer centred church

  12. a worshipping church

  13. a giving church

  14. an evangelistic church

  15. a caring church

  16. a networking church

  17. an international, multi-cultural church

  18. an all-embracing, all-age church

  19. a family-orientated church

  20. a sending, supportive church

  21. a community-based church

  22. a mould-breaking  church

  23. a relevant, practical church ministering to the whole person

  24. a growing church

  25. a radical church, not fearing change

  26. an inspirational, motivational church

  27. a creative and dynamic church

  28. a people-centred, fun-loving, social church

  29. a centre of excellence

  30. a church that has not arrived but is on its way!