The Bible We believe that the scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are the inspired Word of God. Authored by humans under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the scriptures are the ultimate source of truth. It is in the scriptures that God’s desires are revealed. The scriptures are a Christian’s final authority of how to live life out in today’s world.
Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 119:11, 119:105, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 2 Timothy 3:16, and 2 Peter 1:19-21.
God We believe that God is the one and only true God. He is the creator of all things and the ruler over all and He desires to be in a personal relationship with all of us. God has eternally existed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is also known as the Trinity.
John 1:1, John 3:16, and John 14:26, John 16:13-14, 1 Corinthians 8:6, and 2 Corinthians 5:19.
Jesus Christ We believe Jesus Christ was fully human and is fully God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born from the Virgin Mary. It was through Jesus Christ that God‘s plan of salvation and redemption was accomplished. Jesus, being the perfect sacrifice and living a sinless life, willing offered himself by dying on the cross. He then arose from the dead on the third day demonstrating His power and having final victory over sin and death. Jesus Christ is now seated at the right hand of the Father, interceding for all of us and serving as our High Priest.
Matthew 1: 18-25, Mark 16: 1-8, Luke 23: 44-49, John 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:14-16, Hebrews 9:14, and Hebrews 10:12.
Holy Spirit We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to carry on the work of Jesus Christ here on earth and to glorify Him. The Holy Spirit carries on this work by taking up residence in every believer’s life helping them to come alive in their new life in Jesus Christ and giving every believer the power to live a life that honors God.
John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26, 16:7, 16:13-14, 1 Corinthians 12:1-13.
Humanity We believe that humans, both men and women, are created in the image of God reflecting His character. However, we chose to disobey and through our attitude of sin, we have a broken relationship with God and with each other. It is only through new life that the Holy Spirit gives that humans can once again be reunited with God and saved from the punishment of our sins.
Genesis 1:27, 3:17-24, John 16:7, Romans 6:32, and Titus 3:5.
Salvation We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ who is the only way to the Father. It is through His willing sacrifice and the shedding of his blood on the cross that we are able to be saved from the penalties of sins and receive the gift of a personal relationship with God. Those who believe and accept Jesus Christ as Lord are called the Children of God, and their salvation is secure through Gods grace and power.
John 1:12, 14:6, 2 Timothy 1:12, 1 Peter 1:3-5, Hebrews 4:16, 7:25; 10:10, 14.
Church We believe the true Church, the bride of Jesus Christ, is made up of those people who have been made alive through the Holy Spirit into new life in Him. All believers are united into one body in which Jesus Christ is the head. In this body, the Church, all believers are given specific gifts by the Holy Spirit to build up and expand the body.
Romans 12:4-8, 1 Corinthians 12:14-20, and Titus 3:5.
The Future We believe the day is coming when Jesus will return. It is in His coming that the "Blessed Hope" rests. It is in this hope that Jesus Christ will come, reclaim His people, and we will be able to dwell with Him without sin, death, sorrow, or pain forever in a new and restored creation. Until this day, Jesus has given all of us Christians the task of advancing the Kingdom of God in people’s lives- making disciples as we go about living life on this earth, using the gifts and talents He has given us through the Holy Spirit.
Luke 12:42-47, John 14:1-4, Titus 2:13, and Romans 8:19-23.