Confession of Faith

The EPCSA confesses the one faith held by the Church Universal, this faith being in Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Saviour of the world; this same Jesus in whom God revealed Himself. The Church therefore worships the ONE God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Church strives to foster the advent of the Kingdom of God on earth and to prefigure God’s new creation.

The EPCSA acknowledges its dependence on the Word of God, as contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament of the Bible. This Word stands in judgement over the Church and constitutes the only foundation of faith and life.

The Church also confesses the faith proclaimed by the Early Church as embodied in the declarations of the Ecumenical Synods and represented by the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, these being considered as constituting both a witness and a test of its faith. This same faith, which the Lord Jesus Christ taught his disciples, is still confirmed by the Holy Spirit in the Church today. The Church strives for the advent of the Kingdom of God on earth. In doing so, it seeks to follow in the ways of its Lord and Master, Jesus Christ and bring new life to all men.

EPCSA recognises and supports the ministries necessary to the life of the Church, these being of eldership, teaching, evangelism, pastoral care, and the leadership of the various groups within the Church. It also supports other ways of witness and service towards the world.