What we believe

We are the Trustees of the NCF Charity:

  • Esther Bissessar
  • Jen Bollans
  • Ryan Lynch
  • Adrian Saggers
  • Claire Tinkler
  • Richard Tinkler

We’ve summarised below what we believe, to give you a feel for our Biblical convictions …


Prayer is at the heart of New Chapel Farm. Everything that happens depends on a team of people praying regularly for the work. In addition, many of our hosted events have at their heart the NCF rhythm of prayer.

If you would like to partner with us through prayer (or financially), you can join our prayer team and the monthly mailing list.

The short version

“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son. And this is why: so that whoever believes in Him, would not die but have whole everlasting life.” John 3:16

The longer version

We believe that there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator, and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving, and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent, one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

We believe in the dignity of all human beings, created male and female in the image of God to know and enjoy Him. Yet we wilfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death, and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring in God’s kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”

We believe that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing, and receiving Jesus as their Saviour and Lord.  We believe that the victorious, redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy – sin, lies, sickness, and torment.

The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and adopts us as we enter the kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.  We believe in the ongoing, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit who lives in us and is poured out on believers, enabling us to live a holy life and minister super-naturally.

We believe that the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His Church the holy practices of baptism and communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by preaching and living the good news of God’s love, undoing the works of the enemy, discipling the nations – baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.

We believe that sexual intimacy is a gift from God and is to be enjoyed exclusively within the context of marriage. Marriage is, by definition, heterosexual and between one man and one woman. Marriage ultimately serves as a type of the union between Christ and his Church.

We believe in the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious, personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule and reign with His overcoming bride – the Church. We believe that heaven and hell are real places. When Jesus returns, he will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

Amalgamated from Bethel.com ‘What we believe’ and the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith