We Believe

As God’s people, we believe that every word of the Bible is true. God’s truth leads us to salvation because “the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). God’s truth helps us grow together as we “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). And God’s truth is what our confused world needs most, so we stand firmly for “the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). We long to be a faithful “pillar and support of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15) in a dark society that needs God’s light and love. To make our beliefs clear, our doctrinal statement expresses what we believe and teach.

That just as God calls us to community with Himself, He Himself is a God of community, existing in the form of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all of whom are worthy of equal honor and praise.

That the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and as such allows us to confidently know about God Himself and about how we should live in relationship with Him and others.

That all humankind was created by and for God, but that the human race has consistently chosen its own path away from God, both individually and corporately. The result of humanity's choice has been a broken relationship with God.

That Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and through His death and resurrection has provided a way for all who trust in Him to have their sins forgiven and to enter into relationship with Him.

That simultaneous with an individual's trust in the person and work of Christ, the gift of God's Spirit is given to the individual so that life with God can be lived out by Christ's strength and on His terms.

In life after death for everyone who has lived. Those who have trusted in Christ will enjoy a relationship with Him forever, but those who have not trusted in Him will incur the wrath of a God whose offer of forgiveness and reconciliation has been rejected.