God is the hero of all creation’s story. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit.(Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,3; John 4:24; Ephesians 4:5,6). We believe that Jesus, through His death on the cross and resurrection from the grave, offers forgiveness to all who, through faith, receive His gift of salvation and eternal life. (John 3:16; Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4). We believe the Holy Spirit instills in the human heart a desire to turn to Christ and guides us so we are more like Jesus (Romans 8:28-29).
About Us as a Community
While faith is personal, it is not private. We believe that we are at our best, both individually and collectively, when we come together to share life in an authentic way. We believe that the church is a fellowship of believers in Jesus, called out of the world to participate in worship, fellowship, discipleship, evangelism, and service. (1 Peter 2:9; Acts 2:42-48)
We believe that God gifts all Christians with spiritual gifts and abilities which are to be used to equip the church and praise God. (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Ephesians 4:1-16).
About Us as Individuals
We believe that we were created to exist forever and that the decisions and actions we make in life have an impact for eternity. We all have made decisions that run contrary to God’s perfect plan for our lives and that these actions (or sin), separates us from God and leads to eternal separation from God in a place called hell. (Romans 3:23-24; Romans 6:23). However, that’s not the end of the story. Through belief in Christ we can be reconnected to God and have new life that culminates in being eternally in union with God in heaven (2 Peter 3:9, John 3:3) . We believe that all Christians are filled by the Holy Spirit at the moment of conversion (Romans 8:9; John 14:16, 17) and that we are to use the talents, gifts, and abilities that God has given us to serve those around us while here on earth.
About the Bible
We believe in the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe in the freedom of Christ. While we strongly affirm the clear teaching of the Word of God, we allow believers the personal freedom to have varying interpretations on theological issues that are not clearly presented in Scripture and where full understanding will not occur until heaven. (John 8:31-32, Revelation 11:5)
We believe baptism is a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. It is about “going public” with your faith, and it’s the next step after your salvation. Baptism is a symbol demonstrating that a believer in Jesus has been buried in Christ, washed clean of the stain of sin, raised to a new life in Him, and now desires to grow to become more like Him. (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5).
About the future
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)