What We Believe

  • God: There is one God, eternally existing in the presence of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8, Ephesians 1:13-14)

  • Bible: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and therefore the final authority in our understanding of God and life. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

  • Humanity: God created human beings in His image for the purpose of living in an intimate relationship with Him. Through our sin, though, we are separated from an intimate relationship with God. (Acts 17:24-28, Isaiah 59:1-2)

  • Salvation: God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to reconcile us through His life, death upon the cross, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a free gift of God received through faith. Faith is expressed through confession, repentance, and baptism. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Romans 1:16-17; 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9, John 3:16, Acts 2:38)

  • Transformation: God not only wants to save us, He wants to transform us into His image as revealed in Jesus Christ. We become more Christ-like by dedicating ourselves to living and doing the things that bring glory to God. (Philippians 2:12, Romans 12:1-2, Colossians 3:1-17)

  • The Church: The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to reach those separated from God and encourage and strengthen those who have been reconciled to God through Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-16)

  • Eternity: We trust that Christ will one day return, the final judgment will be rendered, the image of God will be completely restored within us, and we will live with God forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 John 3:2)