Our Statements of Faith
We believe that there is only one true God, who eternally exists as a Trinity of equally divine persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
We believe that the eternal Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, became flesh—that is, assumed an additional human nature—and entered into human history as the God-Man Jesus Christ. Jesus is the one Person with two natures, fully God and fully man. Jesus was born of a virgin birth, lived in flesh, died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again bodily, and ascended to the Father.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who regenerates and indwells every believer in Jesus, assures us of our salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us for service.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that God reveals Himself to everyone everywhere through general revelation, which includes creation, common grace and conscience. We believe it is only by special revelation—God’s gracious self-revelation—that anyone comes to a saving knowledge of God. We believe that while Jesus is God’s final word to us, all of the divinely inspired, inerrant, authoritative, and written sixty-six canonical books of the Bible reveal to us the incarnate Word of God, Jesus Christ.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way for the forgiveness of sin. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation cannot be earned; it is a gift from God.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe in the universal church, the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him, obeying Him and bringing the gospel to the world.
We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, and the final judgment. We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.