WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in Jesus Christ
STATEMENT OF BELIEF
We believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for the forgiveness
of sins and for eternal life.
We believe that those who have new life in Christ are enabled to live a holy life, to witness and serve the Lord Jesus Christ through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Bible as the supreme authority in all matters and as sufficient to guide us in faith and life.
We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and receive grace in Christ. This salvation comes through the blood of Jesus Christ, by grace through faith in Him, and is not dependent on works.
We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE
BIBLICAL AUTHORITY: The Bible is the highest source of written authority for God’s plan for His people; it reveals how to live out that plan, individually and corporately. Beliefs, practices, and priorities are to be anchored in clear biblical teachings.
CHRISTLIKENESS: Jesus Christ is the defining feature of God’s will for all people. In Christ is found the highest and most practical meaning and clearest example for holy living or godliness. Christ is both our example and strength as we pursue faith, hope, and love.
DISCIPLE-MAKING: Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This requires a strong focus on sharing his message of grace and journeying together in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in the gathering of Christ-followers.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP: We realize that the authority and effectiveness of spiritual leadership is not primarily given from an
organization, but earned and manifested by a loving and willing heart of obedience that serves God and others gladly. We desire to be leaders in serving.
UNITY IN DIVERSITY: There is God-given value in every person. Unity becomes all the more important and beautiful in light of the wide range of differences in personality, culture, race, talents, and perspectives. Valuing each other eliminates discrimination and allows us to truly share Christ-like love to one another.