What We Believe
We affirm the Bible is inspired by God, is completely trustworthy in all matters of faith and conscience, and is the authoritative standard for all beliefs, values and practices.
We affirm there is one holy, everlasting and almighty God existing in the three persons of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We affirm all humankind as uniquely and distinctly created in God’s image, invited to live in intimate relationship with God, and called to reign over the rest of his earthly creation.
We affirm that humankind chose to abandon God and rebel against leadership, consequently plunging humanity into a state of separation from God and bringing about all the ramifications of that separation; namely strife, suffering, death, and hell.
We affirm that even in the midst of human rebellion, God so loved the world that he gave his Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind and graciously made that sacrifice available to everyone.
We affirm that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for the sins of humankind, was physically resurrected from the dead, now reigns at the right hand of the Father, and will one day return to establish the fullness of his kingdom over all the earth.
We affirm that the only way for a person to be saved from the consequences of their rebellion against God is to lay aside any claims to self-righteousness or self-sufficiency and to place their trust fully in the person and work of Jesus Christ by willingly submitting to him as their Lord and their Savior forever.
We affirm the true Church as composed of all those people who have responded to God through faith in Jesus and have consequently received the Holy Spirit.
We affirm the Church as the community of God’s kingdom on earth, whose mission is to go into all whole world, making disciples of all who are willing and leading them into a mature relationship with Jesus Christ through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit.
We affirm mature followers of Jesus Christ as being characterized by an intimate relationship with him, resulting in conformity to his character, perspectives and values as well as acting as a powerful conduit of his life-changing presence, love, wisdom and power to the world.