What We Believe

A Firm Foundation

What we believe is less about a doctrine to hold and more about a foundation on which we build our lives.

Rooted in Biblical Truth

Our beliefs are formed from a prayerful relationship with God and a deep study and understanding of His word.

Belief Statements

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The Bible

The Bible is God's inspired word and is comprised of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is both the sufficient and effective guide in all matters of faith and conscience and is the...

authoritative source for all beliefs, values, and practices.

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The Identity of God

There is one holy, loving, and almighty God who eternally exists in the three persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God wants to be known and can be known by all humankind through the...

Bible, the world he created, and the active working of his Spirit in their lives.

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The Nature of Humankind

Human beings are the culmination of God’s earthly creation. They are created in the image of God, designed to live in a harmonious relationship with God, and charged with stewarding the rest of creation on his behalf.

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The Nature of God

The center of God’s nature is his goodness. His essence is expressed most succinctly through the Hebrew term chesed, a term God frequently uses in the Old Testament to describe himself. Chesed is giving oneself fully, with love...

and compassion, to another. God’s nature most profoundly manifests itself in loving loyalty to his creation, particularly to those who return God’s love with a believing commitment towards him.

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The Mission of God

The mission of God is to extend his kingdom over all the earth. As God’s image bearers, all humankind is called to cooperate with God in extending his kingdom’s power, goodness, and influence over and against the dominion...

of darkness.

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Humankind chose to abandon God by rebelling against his leadership and his way of life. As a result, all humanity was plunged into a state of eternal relational separation from God and consigned to live in a world...

filled with evil, strife, suffering, and death.

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