What We Believe
OUR THREE CORE VALUES
- God is honored in excellence.
- All people matter to God.
- What we do, we do together.
OUR TEN ESSENTIAL BELIEFS
About the Bible~The Bible is God's Word, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is inspired by God, without error and our supreme source for truth.
About God~God is Creator and Ruler of the universe. There is one God who exists in three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
About Jesus Christ~Jesus is God's only Son and God in the flesh. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless, perfect life, died on the cross for our sin. He rose from the dead to give us victory and has ascended to Heaven. He will return one day as King of kings and Lord of lords.
About Man~Man is the supreme object of God's creation and made in God's image. He has tremendous potential for good, but is marred by sin. Sin separates us from a relationship with God.
About Salvation~Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self effort. Only by trusting in Jesus can man be saved. We are saved by grace through faith.
About Eternity~Man will exist forever. He will either exist in Heaven or Hell. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally united with God is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are literal places of eternal existence.
About Eternal Security~The believer is secure in his or her salvation for eternity by the grace and keeping power of God.
About Baptism~Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. Biblical baptism takes place after conversion in the mode of immersion. Baptism is an act of obedience not a requirement of salvation.
About the Christian Life~The Christian life is a life of sanctification and holiness. The life cannot be lived in self-effort; it can only be lived by the abiding presence and power of God's Spirit.