To Glorify God and share Christ with others
through loving, growing, and serving together.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD
We believe that there is only one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who has both always existed and is the creator of all things.
We believe in Jesus Christ who is the one and only Son of God and who is our one and only Savior.He is both fully human and divine and lived a sinless life. He suffered, was crucified to atone for our sins, and rose again in victory, conquering death. He ascended to heaven, is currently sitting at the right hand of God, and will one day rule in Heaven forever more.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who is our counselor and empowers us to remain faithful to God’s Will for our lives. The Holy Spirit dwells in every Christian to convict us, transform us, help us in times of weakness, and intercede for us in prayer.
Genesis 1-2, Deuteronomy 6, Matthew 16, John 1, John 14, Colossians 1
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible is God’s Word to us; that it teaches us who He is and is a guide for how we are to live.
We believe that the original writings of Scripture are both inspired and reliable, and therefore are the final authority on all matters of faith, truth, morality and Godly living.
We believe that the Word of God has the ability to guard, penetrate, and even transform our hearts through the work of the Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is not just intended to be read, but to be lived out.
Psalm 119, Colossians 3, Philippians 2, II Timothy 3
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that God created man in His image to be in a relationship with Him, but that He has also given us free will that we might truly choose to love and honor Him. We believe that we are made to worship and glorify Him, and, as the church, (who are God’s redeemed people) our aim is to pursue Him, His will, and His purpose for us in this world and in His Kingdom.
We believe that Jesus is the head of the church, which is the body, and has commissioned us to go into all the world (Matthew 28:18-20), acting as His hands and feet, to carry His message to the world.
We believe that our Shepherds are to oversee and serve, helping to maintain the spiritual health of the church body (individually and collectively) as we strive for unity in following the Spirit’s prompting and leading and that they are responsible for oversight, instruction, edification, discipline, and restoration of the members of the body.
We believe the Bible teaches that every Christian should be an active member of the church, meeting regularly for fellowship and spiritual growth, to worship and participate in the Lord’s Supper.
We believe that as a church we are called to share our natural and spiritual gifts in service to the Lord, to encourage, strengthen, accept, forgive and love each other, and to bear each other’s burdens and pray for each other.
Matthew 16, Acts 1-2, Romans 12, I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 5
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT SALVATION
We believe that although God created everything good, man willfully chose to live in opposition to God allowing sin to enter the world. But we also believe that because our God is faithful, He sought our redemption which is only possible through Jesus Christ. We believe that through His grace and mercy, God offered Jesus as a gift and as a sacrifice for our sins, and it is through His blood and death that we can be forgiven and redeemed, becoming heirs of God and inheriting eternal salvation.
We believe in order to receive God’s gift, we are called to repentance (or a turning) from our sin because of our faith in who He is and what He has done, and that we are to pledge our lives to Him, claiming Jesus as Lord. This is done through a public confession and pronouncement both in word and in deed, confessing Jesus as Lord and Savior and being buried with Him in the waters of baptism by immersion, and by continuing to walk with God, growing in our faith, and joining Him in all that He is doing in and around our lives to redeem the rest of the world.
Matthew 27-28, Romans 6-10, Ephesians 2, I Peter 2