What we believe ...

It's really pretty simple ... there's a God and only one God. In fact, He is the Creator of everything, and we're made in His image, which means we're like Him in many ways. And while many of us don't like it, He's God and we're not. He's loving and just and desires a relationship with us. 


We're all born sinners, and we all make choices in life that separate us from God. Because we have free will, we can reject this relationship and live outside of God's plan for our lives. But God loves us so much, that he sent His only Son, Jesus, to die so we could live. The cost of sin is separation from God, spiritual death, but Jesus came and his death paid everyone's debt. Because of His perfect love, this gift from God is waiting for anyone who will receive it. 


This is called Grace, and God gives it freely and abundantly. The choice is ours: to believe or not. Jesus said to Repent (change the way we think), Believe (pledge our allegiance to Him), and Follow Me (put into practice Jesus’ words and ways). If we decide to accept this grace, and to repent, believe and follow, God gives us new life, a life that extends beyond physical death. 


Statement of Beliefs

God - We believe in one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as revealed in the Holy Bible and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Jesus - We believe that Jesus, the divine Son became human. He was born of a virgin, ministered in word and miracle, died for our sin, was raised bodily from the dead, ascended to God's right hand, and is coming again for his people.

 

Holy Spirit - We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer and is presently ministering through the Christian Community, empowering lives of godliness and service.

 

The Bible - We believe that the Holy Bible is God-breathed, true in all its teaching, and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.

 

The Kingdom of God - We believe Jesus proclaimed God’s Kingdom on earth. This Kingdom is anywhere Jesus reigns as King and is advancing to reconcile people to God and restore all of creation to its Creator.

 

The Good News - We believe God is restoring His Kingdom on earth. He sent His son, Jesus, as King, who surrendered His life as a ransom for ours. He rose victorious from the dead, and He is coming again to reclaim what is His. Our response is to: 


Repent: change the way we think

Believe: pledge our allegiance to Jesus

Follow: follow Jesus’ words and ways


Disciple (follower of Jesus) - We believe a disciple is a person who follows Jesus’ words and ways. A disciple must surrender their life to Jesus, listen to what Jesus says and watch what Jesus does, and join Jesus on His Kingdom mission.

 

Grace - We believe grace is the work that God does in us. We are therefore saved by grace through faith. Grace initiates eternal life. Grace empowers eternal life. Grace blesses us with eternal life. We also believe that good works are the grace God does through us.