– to love God, love people, and make disciples –
flows directly from what we believe God says throughout scripture.
We believe in one God who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is infinite, which does not always make sense to our finite understanding. He is not limited by time or space. He is creator, eternal, all-knowing, ever-present, and all-powerful. His character is multi-dimensional, but no facet of His character diminishes another. In other words, His grace and wrath, mercy and justice, love and jealousy all work together for good.
We believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, worked miracles, and gave us an example to follow. Fully God and fully man, He died on a cross to pay the penalty for sin that separated us from God, and then rose from the dead to reconcile us to our Creator and to free us to have a new life in Him. Now, He sits at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that The Holy Spirit is given to every follower of Christ to guide, comfort, convict, and adopt us into the family of God. He helps us grow into Christ-likeness by producing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, and He gives us spiritual gifts to empower us to meet the needs of God’s people and a hurting world.
We were created in the image of God to have community with Him and represent Him on earth. However, through a willful act of disobedience, we were separated from Him. We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin and gives us the opportunity to trade our sin for His righteousness through faith. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
Comprised of 66 books authored over thousands of years by dozens of authors, the Bible tells one seamless story: the story of a passionate God on a relentless pursuit to redeem His creation. We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write every word of scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error, the authoritative and inspired Word of God, and trustworthy and reliable for telling us what to believe and how to live.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer is conformed to the image of Christ as they grow in their faith.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The Church is not a building or an event, but rather the community of individuals who have put their trust in Jesus Christ. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.
We believe man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally in union with God is eternal life, but to be eternally separated from Him is Hell. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.