What We Believe
We believe there is one God and Father who has created us in love and strengthens us in life. God is perfect in all His ways and lives in three persons as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our greatest purpose in life is to praise God and find our truest pleasure in our relationship with Him.
Jesus is both God and human
Jesus Christ became human through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Jesus is both true God and true human, united in one Person forever. He gave His life in love and died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. On the third day He arose from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of God the Father, He rules in glory and power. We have the opportunity to live in a personal relationship with Christ by responding in personal faith to Him as our Savior and Lord. This begins a lifetime of walking with God, walking in His love, and walking with others in the same kind of love, humility, and service he showed us.
The Holy Spirit is the presence of Christ here on earth
He is God and has come to glorify Christ and draw people into a relationship with God. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and reveals God to us and our need for Him. When we begin this relationship with God through personal faith, His Spirit resides in our hearts and He is always with us. He then daily fills us so that we have power to walk with Him in love, intimacy, and obedience. His Spirit comforts and strengthens us in struggles and offers us guidance. The Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts to empower us to serve others. We are open, expectant, and seek the work of the Holy Spirit to minister through all the spiritual gifts in I Corinthians 12:1-11; Romans 12:3-8; and Ephesians 4:11-13. We believe the Lord still heals spiritually, physically, and emotionally. His miracles show the compassionate heart of Jesus and his power by demonstrating that the Kingdom has broken into our day.
Scripture is God’s Word
Scripture is God’s Word which is completely true and helps us to know God. In the Bible, God reveals who He is, how we can begin a relationship with Him, how to grow in our faith, and how to live in this world as we relate with love towards others.
Our salvation is dependent on God’s grace
Being separated from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is totally dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby makes them in a right relationship with Him. Those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior and are born of the Holy Spirit become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
The true Church is composed all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ and as the family of God. The Church finds her visible yet imperfect expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity, where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting she awaits the return of her Lord.
Christ will come again
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth personally, visibly, and bodily—to establish His Kingdom, judge the living and the dead, take His people home, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).
It is our joyful call to share with others this news of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and love. This message, called the Gospel, has the power to draw people into a living relationship with God and to change their lives while giving them a purpose to live that is larger than themselves. We have this call to share Christ and His love with our families, friends, neighbors, and to the rest of the world until all hear God’s story.