What We Believe
These are the beliefs that guide who we are and what we stand for as a church. Our beliefs stand the test of time and scrutiny. We may be a new church but these beliefs come straight from the Word of God.
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. Written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because God inspired it, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
(Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16)
There is only one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
(Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:5,6; James 2:19)
God the Father
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
(Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6 John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4)
God the Son- Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are enemies of God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
(Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 22:70; John 1:1; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; 20:28; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:4-5; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)
God the Spirit
His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth, and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Lk 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17)
Man/Woman – God’s Image Bearers
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
(Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11)
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; Matthew 1:21; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Ephesians 2:8-10;Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20)
The security of our salvation rests upon the gift that God has given us in the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is impossible to lose your salvation because it is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the sealing and sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit that gives us this security. There is a falling away of some believers, but if it persists; it shows that their faith was not genuine and they were not born of God.
(John. 10:29-30; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Romans 8:38-39, 11:29; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 John 2:19; Luke 8:9-14)
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
The church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
(Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians; 2:19-22; 5:22-32; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)