What We Believe

 
Creation
God made the world and everything in it to mirror and reflect His character. (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3)
God made humans to live in this world in peace and joy, sharing His love with one another. (Genesis 1:26-28)
 
 
The Father
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
 
 
The Son
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life. (Isaiah 7:14; 53, Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17)
 
 
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. (Genesis 1:2, Ephesians 1:13-14, 2 Peter 1:2)
 
 
Free Will
God has given us the freedom to say YES or NO to his invitation to live under his gracious rule. This YES or NO choice allows us to enjoy the free gift of salvation while avoiding a road to alienation and self-destruction. (Genesis 3:1-19; Romans 1:18-32)
 
 
The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
 
 
Salvation
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. (Romans 1:16-18; 1 Corinthians 1:18, Ephesians 2:8-10)
 
 
The Church
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ. (Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14)
 
 
Baptism
Baptism signifies and celebrates being born again into God’s family. It requires active faith in Jesus, so we baptize people after they have chosen to follow Christ. (Romans 6:4)
 
 
Communion
Communion signifies and celebrates God’s presence in our lives. In a unique and spiritual way, Jesus makes himself known to his followers at the Lord’s Supper. (Matthew 26:26-29)