What we believe
Our beliefs are simple timeless truths.
- We believe the Bible is the perfect Word of God. It is timeless, relevant, and always true.
- We believe Jesus is the Son of God, born from a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross and rose on the 3rd day. He did this for us, so that we could live with Him eternally.
- We believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven.
We believe that lost people matter to God and therefore ought to matter to the church.
We believe that spiritual growth through prayer, worship, stewardship and Biblical knowledge should be the goal of every follower of Jesus.
We believe that nursery through high school ministries should be creative, clean, safe, fun and biblically relevant in order to build strong families.
We believe the fullness of the Christian life is best experienced with a small group of nurturing and supporting Christian friends.
We believe that every leader and member should protect church unity by striving to live holy lives of high moral character.
We believe that the unchanging message of the gospel should be authentically presented in ways that connect to a rapidly changing world.
We believe that excellence honors God and edifies people.
We believe that every believer should employ their unique spiritual gifts to compassionately serve those in need.
We believe that Christians should steward their resources in order to generously provide for the poor and spread the gospel.
Doctrinal Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit. (Matt 3:16-17, 28:19-20; 2 Cor 13:14)
We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time, who became like us to bring about our salvation. (Matt 1:20-25, 16:15-16; John 1:1-18)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation. (John 14:15-18, 16:7-15; Rom 8:1-17)
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving us all we need to know about how to be saved and live a life pleasing to God. (2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21)
We believe this is an attitude that wants to play God, call the shots, and results in alienating people from God, and causing rippling effects throughout the universe. It is a human plight with no exceptions, crying out for a remedy. (Rom 3:23, 5:12-14, 6:15-23)
We believe Jesus Christ died on the cross and that by trusting in His death, we are restored to a right relation to God. (Isa 53:5-6; John 3:14-17)
Humanities Free Choice
We believe that no one can turn to God in his or her own natural power. However, God has enabled and empowered us by His grace to freely turn from our sin to His salvation, but He has not forced us to do so. (Gen 2:16-17; John 1:12, 6:44; Gal 6:7-8)
We believe that everyone must repent, turn away from their sins, and trust Christ to forgive and cleanse them. (Isa 55:6-7; Acts 17:30-31)
Justification and Adoption
We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew, thus becoming part of the family of God. (Acts 13:39; Titus 3:4-7; Gal 4:4-7)
We believe that after being born anew, God calls us and enables us to move on to a higher level of maturity that entails holy living. When God calls us to be holy, he also enables us to live in such a way with victory over sin. This holy calling involves cleansing our spirit, filling us with His perfect love, and giving us the power to live victoriously. (2 Tim 1:9; Matt 3:11, 22:37-40; Phil 3:12-16; 2 Pet 3:11; 1 John 4:16-18)
We believe that the Church is the active Body of Christ in the world today. It is called together by the Holy Spirit, through the Word, for the purpose of fulfilling God’s plan for the world until Christ returns. (1 Cor 12:12-31; Eph 5:25-27)
We believe in baptism as a sacrament that initiates new believers into the Church, a public sign that celebrates God’s grace in our lives. (Matt 28:16-20; Acts 2:37-41)
The Lord’s Supper
We believe in the Lord’s Supper as a symbol of our redemption in Christ. It is intended as a sacrament for believers to remember their Lord’s death given to save us from our sins. (Matt 26:26-29; 1 Cor 11:23-32)
We believe God can heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that God can work through medical science. (2 Cor 12:7-10; James 5:13-16)
Second Coming of Christ
Jesus is coming again –visibly, victoriously and swiftly–to establish God’s just and righteous rule. (John 14:1-3; Thes 4:13-18)
Resurrection and Judgement
We believe that everyone will face the judgment of God with its rewards and punishments. (Matt 25:31-46; Rev 20:11-15)