Core Beliefs

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God

  • There is only one God; He is holy, eternal, sovereign, and loving.
  • God exists as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • The all-powerful God created all things for His glory.

Christ

  • Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God and was with the Father in the beginning.
  • Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, “the anointed one”); He became flesh and dwelt among men.
  • He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, provided a perfect sacrifice, and was raised from the  dead.
  • Our salvation is through Him alone.
  • He was sent to fully reveal to us who God is and to reconcile us to God.

Holy Spirit

  • The Holy Spirit is the personal, powerful Presence of God throughout history.
  • He draws us toward God to save us and dwells in us as our helper, intercessor, and guide.
  • He continuously transforms us into increasing holiness as we daily yield our will to His.

Man

  • God created man as both male and female in His image.
  • The whole duty of man is to glorify God.
  • Whereas we have all sinned and broken our relationship with God, we are reconciled to God by His grace through His Son.

Salvation

  • Before time began, God planned to save us from our sins through the death of Jesus Christ.
  • The sacrifice of Jesus Christ provides the payment for our sins and allows us to be presented as righteous before the Father.
  • Salvation is God’s free gift of grace—it cannot be earned. Those who reject this gift of grace are eternally separated from God.
  • Man’s response to this gift is faith (placing our trust in God) demonstrated by repentance, confession, baptism, and a life of obedience to Him.

Church

  • All those who respond to the Lord’s calling, submit to Jesus as Lord, and are added by Him make up the church, the household of God.
  • The church is the body of Christ on earth—God’s spiritual family.
  • Each member is gifted by God to serve and strengthen the body.
  • The church is called to worship God, equip believers for works of service, and to preach the gospel “making disciples of all nations.”

Bible

  • The Bible is the inspired written word of God and is eternally true.
  • The Bible reveals who God is, who we are, and why we are here. 
  • The Bible is provided so that we might know Jesus our Savior.
  • The Bible is the authority or standard for living our lives according to God’s will for us.