As a church, and as Christians personally, we are believers.
While everyone has beliefs, Christians’ beliefs center on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our faith is not fantasy or myth, but tangible, historic, tradition-laden, and anchored in the Bible. Within the rich history and diversity of the universal Church, we gladly place ourselves within the stream of orthodox, protestant, evangelical Christianity. In short, we are committed to the truthfulness of Scripture and the necessity of personal faith in Jesus.
Our statement of faith is not meant to be exhaustive or all-encompassing (of everything that we believe and teach). Its purpose, instead, is to center and unify us in the basic and most important tenets of our faith. If there are other specific areas about which you have questions, please contact one of our elders or pastors.
We believe the Bible to be completely true and authoritative in all areas of faith and practice.
(John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe God eternally exists as one God in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person of the Trinity is fully and completely God, sharing all of the divine attributes in a perfect loving community.
(Matthew 28:19; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6)
We believe Jesus Christ is the perfect revelation of God to humankind. He is fully God and fully man. After voluntarily coming to earth and living a perfect life, He died on the cross as the substitute for humanity's rebellious disbelief. His resurrection from the grave affirms His victory over sin and death.
(Matthew 1:18-2:12; John 1:1-18; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Corinthians 12; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 1:15-23; Hebrews 1:1-13; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 1:1-2:2)
We believe God created humans, both male and female, in His perfect image. Because of its rejection of God as God, however, all humanity is alienated from Him. As a result, humans are incapable of having a relationship with God based solely upon their effort.
(Genesis 1:26-31; Romans 3:10-18; Ephesians 2:1-3)
We believe that all who personally trust in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior will receive the forgiveness of sins and the free gift of eternal life.
(John 3:16, 6:35-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:28-39; Philippians 1:6; 2 Timothy 2:13; 1 Peter 1:3-9; 1 John 5:11-13)
We believe that because the gift of eternal life depends upon God's grace (rather than our goodness) believers in Christ are permanently secure in their pardon from sin and the promise of eternal life.
(John 6:25-30, 10:28-30, Romans 8:29-39)
We believe the Holy Spirit permanently indwells all believers at the time of salvation and guides them in the journey to become like Christ.
(John 14:15-26; Acts 2:1-33; Romans 8:1-27; Galatians 5:16-23; 1 John 2:20-27)
We believe that Christians should develop in their faith and be committed to a life of personal devotion to God. Commitment is expressed through corporate and private worship, believer's baptism, regular celebration of Communion, participation in Bible study, meaningful service in ministry, giving financially in a God-honoring way, and intentionally introducing others to a personal relationship with God through faith in Christ.
(2 Corinthians 9:7; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:4-8; Matthew 5:16; Matthew 28:19-20)