What We Believe

God

We believe in the God of the Scriptures, a just and loving God who lives in the persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God created all things and He loves His creation. God wants everyone to be in a relationship with Him.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God who became human to save us from our sins. We believe that Jesus’ life shows us how to live, that His death redeems us from our sins, and that His resurrection guarantees our own resurrection to a new life. We believe that Jesus is the only way to have a saving relationship with God.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God who personally dwells in believers for the sake of transforming us into Jesus’ likeness. We believe that the Spirit equips us to be like Christ, supplies us with spiritual gifts, and leads us in the will of God. We believe we are to be filled with the Spirit.

The Scriptures

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are inspired of God, infallible, and perfect. We believe that God expects us to be obedient to the Scriptures, and will bless us for obedience, even when popular culture might contradict Scripture.

Sin, Salvation, and Faith

We believe that all humans have sinned and that our sins separate us from God and bring God’s judgment upon us. We believe that only God’s grace can redeem us from being lost, and that salvation comes to us through faith in Jesus as both Savior and Lord. We believe in salvation by grace through faith. We believe that saving faith demonstrates itself in obedience to the will of God.

Baptism

We believe that water baptism by immersion serves as the point at which we die to our lost selves, are buried, and are raised to a resurrected life in Christ. We believe that in baptism sins are washed away through faith and because of grace. We believe that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord needs to be baptized into Christ Jesus.

Holiness

We believe that God calls us to live holy lives, which reflect the purity, morality, and ethical standards of Jesus Christ. We believe that we should avoid corrupting influences of disbelief, even though we celebrate our love for everyone, including unbelievers.

The Church

We believe that the church consists of those who have been saved by the blood of Christ, and that the church is the bride of Christ, the body of Christ, the temple of the Spirit, the family of God, and the pillar and ground of the truth. We believe that active participation in the church is necessary for growth in Christ. We believe that the core mission of the church is to make disciples of all nations.

The Second Coming

We believe that Jesus Christ will return to gather His people at the end of time, raising all of humanity from the dead. We believe that those who have put their faith in Christ will be raised to eternal life, but those who have refused to believe in Him will be raised to eternal death. We believe in living prepared for Jesus’ second coming.