we believe

STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Trinity

We believe in God who has always existed and always will exist in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God created all that exists by calling it into being. God came in human form in the Person of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, who lived a sinless life, died on the cross to provide salvation for all who believe in Him, and rose again, and ascended to heaven. In the fullness of time, Christ will return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead and establish God’s kingdom without end. The Holy Spirit indwells the believer, convicts of sin, and guides our life in Christ until Jesus returns. (Genesis 1 and 2, Colossians 1:16; John 3:16-18; Mark 8:31, Luke 24:6-7; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Matthew 28:18-20 and 26:64 and 24:30, 2 Timothy 4:1, Acts 3: 19-21, Titus 2:11-14, Isaiah 9:7, John 16:13, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 2:9-13, Galatians 5:25)

The Bible

We believe in the divine inspiration, entire trustworthiness and authority of the Bible in faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Humanity & Salvation

We believe that all people are loved by God and are created to have fellowship with God. We are all sinners in need of our Creator God to restore us to right relationship first with God and also with other people. This salvation is freely given by grace to all who believe in Christ Jesus through faith. (1 Timothy 2:3-4, Romans 3:22-26, John 6:40, Revelation 3:20, Ephesians 2:8-9)

The Church

We believe that the church is a gathering of people who are committed to following Christ together within the larger body of Christ, which consists of all believers around the world and throughout time. We come together to love God with all of our hearts, souls, minds and strengths and to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Matthew 22:36-40, Mark 12:28-31, Luke 10:25-28; Hebrews 10:23-25)