What We Believe
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son who became flesh to reveal God to us (John 1:14). Being fully God and fully human He is the only one who can reconcile us to God (2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Acts 4:12).
We believe God creates all men and women in His image (Genesis 1:27) so we might live in His love (John 15:9; I John 4:16). Yet through our selfish rejection of the Lord we hide from God, cover up our sins and cause destruction for ourselves, others and all creation (Genesis 3). We are powerless to restore a right relationship with God (Romans 3:20).
We believe Jesus willingly offered His life on the cross to save us. By paying the penalty we deserve, Jesus removed the sin which separates us from God (Romans 5:6-8; Romans 8:38-39). His resurrection proves there is pardon for the past, peace in the present and the promise of eternal life in the future for all who place their faith in Him (I Peter 1:3-4).
About the Scriptures
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. The Spirit of God breathes life into our spirits through the words of Scripture. It teaches us how to face every trial and equips us to perform every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path (Psalm 119:105).
We believe all followers of Jesus receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39). To every believer the Spirit gives gifts to do God’s will (1 Corinthians 12:7). In every believer the Spirit grows the fruit of love, joy and peace (Galatians 5:22-23). By following God’s Word and Spirit, a disciple loves God, grows in grace and shares with others (2 Corinthians 13:14).
About the Church
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ with Jesus as its head (Ephesians 4:15-16). We are born anew through the waters of baptism (John 3:5) and spiritually nourished through the Lord’s Supper (John 6:53-58). Together we offer healing to body and spirit as His hands and feet, His voice and heart. We are sent to share good news with the poor, free the prisoners, bind up the broken-hearted, open the eyes of the blind, and release the oppressed (Luke 4:18). We long for the Day when His Kingdom comes and His will is done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).