•Building RELATIONSHIPS – Every person matters to God and to us. We seek to know each other and grow together as the family of God.•(Romans 14:19, 1 Corinthians 12:12, Hebrews 10:23-25)
•Sharing JESUS – The good news of Jesus is for everyone. Every believer is called to share it in the hope that everyone will have the opportunity to hear and respond to the good news.•(John 3:16, Romans 1:16)
•Following GOD’S WORD – The Holy Bible is to be our authority and guide in all things. His word is what we preach, teach, and seek to live out.•(2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12)
•Uplifting WORSHIP – Worship is lifting Jesus high in all we do to spread His name and strengthens the body of Christ.•(Psalm 150, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:16-17)
•Willing SERVICE – Every person has a part in God’s story. God has uniquely gifted each and every one of us to serve a part in the mission to proclaim Him to the nations.•(Romans 12:4-8, Ephesians 4:11-12)
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak. (2 Tim. 3:16).
We believe: God is the only Supreme Being with no gods created before or after Him in all of existence, in all places, in all time (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6; 44:8; 1 Tim. 1:17). He has always been God and was never anything else (Psalm 90:2). He is Holy (Rev. 4:8), Eternal (Isaiah 57:15), Omnipotent (Jer. 32:17, 27), Omnipresent (Psalm 139:7), Omniscient (1 John 3:20); He is Love (1 John 4:8, 16); Light (1 John 1:5); Spirit (John 4:24); Truth (Psalm 117:2); Creator (Isaiah 40:12, 22, 26), He is to be worshiped (Gen. 24:26; Ex. 4:31; 2 Chron. 29:28; 1 Cor. 14:25; Rev. 7:11). He is to be served (Matt. 4:10; 1 Cor. 6:19; Phil. 3:7; 1 Thess. 1:9; Heb. 9:14). He is to be proclaimed (Matt. 28:19f; John 14:15f; Acts 1:8).
We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (Isaiah 44:6, 8; 45:5; Gen. 1:26-27; 3:22; Matt. 3:17; 28:19; Luke 9:35; 2 Cor. 13:14). We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He is not only true God, but true man conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
We believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible, return from heaven. (Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 2:9; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:5-13; John 1:1-3, 14).
We believe: Baptism is an important action of obedience for a Christian and signifies a person's identification with Christ. Baptism is not necessary for salvation. It is an outward manifestation of an inward reality of trust in the sacrifice for Christ, of conversion, and of identification with Christ. The act of water baptism does not save anyone. We are made right before God by faith--not by faith and baptism (Rom. 3:28-30; 4:3, 5; 5:1; Gal. 2:16, 21; Phil. 3:9; Acts 10:44-48).
We believe: Salvation is obtained by grace alone, through faith alone, in the work of Christ alone (John 3:16) and not by our good works (Rom. 3:20; Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe: Sanctification is the process by which the Holy Spirit makes us more like Christ in all that we do, think, and desire and increases our ability to repent from sin--by God's grace, (1 Thess. 4:7; Eph. 2:10; 1 Tim. 4:4; 1 Peter. 3:15; 2 Tim. 2:25). This process continues all of the Christian's life and is the result of salvation--not a cause of it, nor a contributing factor to it.
We believe: God calls Christians to his church where the Word of God is preached, where baptism and the communion are administered, where believers are discipled and disciplined, and where believers serve to build up one another (Matt. 16:18). We believe: Part of being a Christian means to participate in expanding the Kingdom of God. Every Christian is to work for this end according to the gifts given him or her by the Lord (Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 12). Not all are pastors or evangelists or teachers (Rom. 12), but each Christian is expected to do his or her part to promote the gospel.