What We Believe

We believe…

…in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

…that Father, Son and Holy Spirit are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

…in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by Christ on the cross, and is received through faith apart from any human merit, works, or ritual.

…salvation results in righteous living, good works, and proper social concern.

…that Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.

…the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as to the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.

We accept the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the scriptural faith we believe, teach, and confess.

We believe, teach, and confess the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the priesthood of all believers for God’s mission in the world.

The Five Purposes of the Church

Community

We are devoted to building an authentic community, where everybody feels welcomed, loved, accepted and embraced for who they are, children of the living God. (Acts 2:44)

Spiritual Growth

As followers of Christ, God calls us to continue to grow in our knowledge and love of God. One cannot grow in their relationship with God or one another without having an intentional devotional life in prayer and reading the Scriptures. (Acts 2:42)

Stewardship

We believe that everything we have is a gift from God. We have been entrusted with our very breath, therefore we realize that we are managers of God’s time, talent and treasure. (Acts 2:44-45; Acts 4;32-35)

Outreach

We believe the message of Christianity is deeply connected to the great commission. We are called to make disciples who in turn make disciples of Jesus Christ. The heart of God is that “None may Perish.” We are committed in sharing God’s love and the gospel with others. (Acts 2:47)

Worship

We believe worship is a lifestyle, and we are called to have a living relationship with God and one another. (Acts 2:46-47)