What We Believe

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • God
    We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons (the Trinity); Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Each of the Persons in the Godhead is unique in personality and possesses all of the attributes of divinity equally and infinitely.
  • Creation
    We believe that God created everything that exists, both what is seen and what is unseen out of nothing.  All that exists was created good but now suffers from the effects of sin.  One day creation will be restored, redeemed from the power and destruction of sin.
  • Jesus Christ (God the Son)
    We believe that Jesus is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.  Jesus was born of a virgin.  He is both fully God and fully man.  Jesus was born without sin.  He lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of all humanity, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven, now sits at the right hand of the Father, and one day will return to judge the living and the dead.
  • Sin
    We believe that sin is the failure to live up to God’s holy standard.  Sin entered the world when Eve, the first woman, succumbed to the temptation of Satan and violated God’s standard by eating the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
  • Humanity
    We believe that God created humanity, male and female, in His image to live in relationship with Him.  Humanity was originally created good but now suffers from the power and destruction of sin.  The consequence of sin is death, separation from God and His blessings, and experiencing God’s holy wrath.  All humanity has sinned and inherited a sin nature through Adam, the first man.  All humanity is in need of salvation, which is offered to them through Jesus.
  • Salvation
    We believe salvation is the freedom from the power and destruction of sin.  Salvation is only available through trusting that Jesus sacrifice on the cross paid the penalty for sin and His resurrection as evidence that He defeated sin and death.  Those who are saved experience a relationship with God immediately that will last forever.
  • The Holy Spirit
    We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.  All those who are saved receive the Holy Spirit in their lives the moment they trust Jesus.  The Holy Spirit convicts those who are not saved of sin and guides and empowers those who are saved to live the lives that God has created them to live.
  • The Bible
    We believe that the Bible is the revelation of God to humanity.  The very words of the Bible written by the human authors were inspired by the Holy Spirit.  The Bible is inerrant in its original manuscripts.  As direct revelation from God, the Bible has authority over those who live in relationship with Him.
  • Heaven and Hell
    die. Heaven is a place of eternal blessing where those who trusted Jesus for salvation during their physical lives experience God’s grace and mercy. Hell is a place of eternal punishment where those who did not trust Jesus for salvation during their physical lives will experience God’s holy wrath. Hell was not created for humanity but for Satan and the angels whom he enticed to rebel with him against. Humans, however, experience hell when they choose not to trust Jesus. God’s desire is for all humanity to experience heaven.
  • The Church
    We believe that The Church is the community of all those who have trusted Jesus for salvation.  It exists to worship and glorify God and to reveal His love to the world.  The local church is the local expression of The Church who experience and express God’s love together.
  • Baptism
    We Believe baptism is the first step of obedience for those who have trusted Jesus for salvation and are now following Him as Lord.  Baptism does not provide salvation it is a public declaration of what the Holy Spirit has already done in the life of the individual.
  • Communion (The Eucharist)
    We believe communion is a symbol of what Jesus did for those who have trusted Him for salvation and by partaking together in communion the church is bound together in love by the Holy Spirit.