We believe there is only one true God who is eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, just and loving. We believe that God purposefully created the world and is personally engaged in the lives of human beings.
We believe that every person is uniquely created in the image of God but, through sinful disobedience, is broken and has alienated themselves from God, others and the creation. The result is that every person is in need of healing and reconciliation.
We believe that God entered the world in human form in the person of Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ is both fully human and completely God. Jesus alone reconciled us with God, revealed God’s character and inaugurated God’s Kingdom.
We believe that God’s kingdom is the sum of His purposes and hopes for this world. The Kingdom is realized as Christ’s disciples commit themselves to His mission.
We believe that through faith in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection our sinful disobedience is forgiven and that through repentance and surrender to God we are reconciled to him for this life and eternity.
How do I become a child of God?
We believe we are saved by God's grace, a gift we cannot earn. Ephesians 2:8 For is is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-9 not by works, so that no one can boast. We also believe that the bible teaches water baptism, by command and by the example Jesus set with His own baptism and the thousands of people who were baptized in the book of Acts. We believe this is not a "work" by us that earns salvation, the power is in Jesus' sacrifice. 1Peter 3:21...and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also-not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe we are buried in baptism as Jesus was buried in the tomb, and that we are raised from the symbolic water/grave to a new life as Jesus was raised to life. Romans 6:4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that , just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s indwelling presence: the source of power, guidance and conviction in the life of a follower of Christ.
We believe the Church is the universal community of all Christ followers. The Church finds its best expression in unique, local communities of Christ-followers united for the purpose of evidencing the values of the Kingdom of God in the world.
We believe that the Bible was written by human authors under the supernatural inspiration of God and is our authority for all matters of faith and practice.
We anticipate a future time when Jesus will return to complete the mission of God on earth. We will either exist eternally united with God through forgiveness and salvation in Heaven or eternally separated from God in Hell.