Our Belief Statements

1. We believe there is one true and living triune God, the maker and preserver of all things, and that in the unity of this Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

2. We believe Jesus of Nazareth was God in flesh, truly God and truly human.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He came to save us and we believe in him as Lord and Savior, in his deity, his Lordship, his plan for salvation, his miraculous birth, exemplary life, death on the cross, resurrection and ascension, as well as his future return to judge the world when every knee will bow and every tongue confess Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.   Jesus is our one and only hope of eternal life.

3. The Bible is God’s written Word, a revelation of himself and his Kingdom. God, through the Holy Spirit, inspired man to write his Word and the Holy Spirit illuminates this written word to speak with authority to all cultures and generations, teaching the truth about God, his creation, his people, his one and only son and destiny of humankind, as well as the way of salvation and the life of faith.

4. We believe every person has sinned and no one is worthy of God’s love, grace, forgiveness and acceptance, but that every person is worthwhile, valued and loved by God, and can receive eternal life, through repentance of sin and by assuredly believing and proclaiming that Jesus is Savior and Lord.  There is no satisfaction for sin other than Christ’s sacrifice, and no other can atone.

5. We believe that life is a journey and as individuals believe and proclaim Christ as Lord and Savior we instantly become new creations. We are saved, and a transformation journey begins to change us to be more like Jesus. This is why we say, “We are changing the world one life at a time.” It begins with our life and as our life changes, because of Christ, our worldview and our world changes.

6.  We believe in the two great commandments of Christ, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your mind, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.”  And the Second great command is, “To love our neighbors as ourselves.”

7.  We believe the great commission that Jesus gave to his disciples and has been passed down through the ages, “As you are going, make disciples.”

8. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ. Christ is the head and we are to work together doing what we can individually so that collectively Christ and his Kingdom grow in numbers and health.

9. We believe that it is normal and healthy for a Christ follower to do good works as evidence of his/her salvation and relationship with God through Jesus.  We also believe that there are individual benefits to doing good works while beautifully displaying the fruit of the spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Galatians 5:22-23

10. Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the sacraments of the church commanded by Christ.

11. We believe that in God’s great orchestration, He has placed us here, in this place, at this time, to share the light of Jesus in our community and beyond. We believe this is our time and this is our purpose.