We believe there is one loving and awesome God who eternally exists in three persons, known as the Trinity of the Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
The Bible:
We believe the Bible is the true Word of God and that every word, from the Old Testament to the New Testament, was inspired by God’s Holy Spirit to the people who wrote it, without error. We believe the Bible is God’s love letter to the world and is the final word on all questions, issues, and problems of our day. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
We believe because of the original sin of Adam and Eve, every person is born with a sinful heart that separates them from a Holy and perfect God. And because of God’s justice, the penalty for that sin is an eternal separation in a place called hell. But God, in His deep and amazing love for people, sent His only Son, Jesus, to die on a cross, thereby satisfying the wrath of God toward our sinful nature. We believe, that on the third day, Jesus rose from the dead, proving He was God and conquering death once and for all. We also believe anyone who chooses to submit their life to Jesus as Lord is forgiven of that original sin, indwelt with the Holy Spirit, and will experience His presence now and for all of eternity in heaven. (1 John 5:1-13)
The Church:
We believe the Bible teaches the Church is the body of believers in Christ from all nations, with Jesus at the head. We believe the Church should gather weekly to worship through music, learn from the Bible, and care for and uplift one another. We believe the Church equips us to serve those in need outside the Church, right injustices in the world, and share the message of Jesus to those who do not yet know of His love until He returns. (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:42-47, Ephesians 4:14-16 and 1 Peter 2:4-10)
Living as a follower of Jesus:
We believe every follower of Jesus puts to death the old life and its sinful practices that harm our lives and others. In contrast, to the best of our human abilities, we put on the new self in Jesus which influences our words and actions to bring glory to Him and not ourselves. We believe the Holy Spirit empowers Christians to live the way the Bible teaches as a loving response to all God has done for us, rather than simply living by burdensome rules. (Colossians 3:1-17)