What We Believe

Our Beliefs

Our understanding of Christian Truth comes from the Bible. The following is a brief summary of our statement of faith.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible, all sixty-six books, is inspired by God. It directs our beliefs and practices.

Salvation

We believe that anyone can receive mercy for their wrongdoings by placing their trust in Jesus Christ and surrendering their lives to Him. It’s not a matter of works; it’s all about faith.

God

We believe that a perfect God exists – always has and always will. He is the Creator of all that we see.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third and final representation of God. He empowers us for life and service.

Humans

We believe that humanity was created by God in His image. We are rational beings accountable for all our choices, born alienated from God and unable to reconcile that alienation. Subsequently, we make choices to disobey God consistent with our alienation from God. These choices require justice.

The Church

We believe that the church is both local and global. It is global in that all Christians of all cultures are joined together in one large church family. It is local in that there are collections of believers who gather together regularly to worship God in their communities and continue the work of Jesus Christ through the aid of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is the perfect representation of God: completely human and wholly God. He committed no wrong during His lifetime.

Jesus Christ fulfilled justice for our wrongdoing through His execution on the cross where He willingly received judgment that was rightfully ours. To prove His innocence, God raised Christ from the dead three days after His execution (on what we celebrate as Easter). Christ now lives with God where He assists His church. He has promised to return someday.

Heaven

We believe that when we die, we are united with Christ and will live forever.