What We Believe

What We Believe

About God: We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 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.

About the Scriptures: We believe 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.

About Salvation: We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, which 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.

About the Christian Life: We believe 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.We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ

About Humanity: 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 Church: We believe that the church is not a building but the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost 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)