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OUR BELIEFS

Scripture

We believe the Bible to be God’s Word, a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with God and how to live our lives in obedience to God’s will for our lives. We believe that the bible is the ultimate authority in the life of the church. (Psalm 19:7–10; 2 Timothy 3:15–17; 2 Peter 1:19–2)

 

God 

We believe that God is the Creator of everything and that he exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 3:16–17, Matthew 28:19; John 16:7–15; Hebrews 1:2–3)

 

Jesus

We believe Jesus is Savior and Lord. He is the incarnate son of God. He was the walking manifestation of God’s love to humanity. He was fully man and fully God, of two natures yet unconfused. He died on the cross for the redemption of God’s creation. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the grave.  (John 1:14; 3:16; Acts 2:22–2:39; Galatians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 15:3–15: 1 Corinthians 8; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

Holy Spirit 

We believe the Holy Spirit enables us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. The Holy Spirit lives within us, teaches us, equips us with spiritual gifts for ministry and empowers us to live, grow, and serve. (John 16:8-10, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-9) 

Salvation

We believe that sin has kept us estranged from God but that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God as a free gift to all who believe in him. (John 3:16; Acts 2:22–39; Romans 3:21–24)

 

Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ on earth and a community of disciple-making disciples. As such, every believer should be identified with a local church for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability. It is through the church that we cooperate with God and other believers to make a meaningful impact in the world and bear witness to God’s love. (1 Corinthians 12:12–31; Ephesians 4:11–16; Colossians 1:18–20, Colossians 3:12–25; 1 Peter 2:9; Hebrews 10:24–25).