Statement of faith

The Bible
We believe that the Holy Bible is God's authoritative, inspired, infallible Word.

The Trinity
We believe in one God, eternally present in three Divine Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only-begotten Son of God, who was also born of the Virgin Mary, being at once fully God and fully human. Jesus lived a sinless life, performed miracles, proclaimed the Good News of God’s forgiveness of sins, and was killed on the cross to atone for our wrongdoing. Jesus was resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death and appeared to his disciples many times before ascending to the right hand of the Father, from which He will one day return again in power and glory to judge the world.

Humankind
We believe that God created human beings—male and female—in His image and likeness, blessed them, and commanded them to create families and faithfully steward His creation. Humans were created to be holy, but rebelled against God, changing the world and causing great pain and misery. This act of sin, known as the Fall, damaged relationships between people and severed their connection with God. We believe that all humans are sinful and in need of God’s forgiveness offered through Christ. Only in Jesus and through his righteous actions can our relationship with God be restored.

Salvation
We believe that people can only be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This salvation is God's gift to us through his Son, not something we can earn through our own efforts.

The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who is co-eternal with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit reveals the will of God and makes Jesus Christ known to humankind.

Resurrection
We believe in the resurrection of all people, body and soul. Those who know Christ and have placed their trust in Him shall be raised to eternal life, but those who have rejected Him will be separated from Him for eternity.

The Church
We believe in the universal Church comprised of Christ-followers from every nation, language, and time in history. This fellowship of believers is the means by which God continues to redeem the world. We cannot separate faith in God from the work of His bride, the Church. While imperfect, the Church is a place of renewal for imperfect people of faith and a witness to God’s love for the entire world.

Christian witness
We believe that all Christ-followers have an opportunity and an obligation to share their joy with others through words and deeds. This calling was given by Jesus to his followers when he commanded them to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that he taught.