God: We believe that God has revealed himself as Creator, Judge, Redeemer, and Father.  God is infinite in power and wisdom, perfect in holiness, overflowing with love and grace.  God is passionate about reconciling people to Himself, and has an eternal plan to restore the universe that cannot be stopped by anyone or anything.  He exists as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

 

Jesus: We believe Jesus is the Son of God, the Lord of the universe, and the only way to God.  By His death and resurrection, Jesus delivers us from sin and death.  He remains alive today as the leader of His Church, and He will return one day to judge the world.  Jesus’ example of intimacy with the Father, obedience to His will, and sacrificial love for people provides the pattern for His followers to imitate.

 

Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is God’s personal presence in the world, the Church, as well as individual believers.  The Spirit seals followers of Jesus as part of the new creation, convicts the world of sin, and empowers believers to experience, know, and become like Jesus.

 

Mankind’s Problem: We believe that all people are created in the image of God in order to enjoy and reflect His power, love, and goodness.  But we are unable to do so because we have been separated from God by sin.  We are lost without God and need Jesus to restore us back into a right relationship with the Father at which point the Holy Spirit transforms us to look and act more like Him.

 

God’s Solution: We believe being restored to God is not something we can do based on our own merit.  Jesus paid the debt owed by sin through His death on the cross.  Meaning, salvation is the free gift of God and is offered by grace through faith in Jesus.  God offers the gift of forgiveness to all, yet every single person has the freedom to accept or reject this gift.  We accept this incredible gift through personal faith.  Faith is more than  just belief and requires submission to Christ, repentance from sin, baptism by immersion, and a life spent actively pursuing God.

 

The Bible: We believe that the Bible tells the story of God’s efforts to bring salvation to the whole world.  As the inspired and authoritative word of God, the Bible accurately reveals God’s nature, His character, and His pursuit of us.  The Bible also reveals our path to experiencing God, knowing Him, and becoming the people He has created us to be.

 

The Church: We believe the Church is not a building; instead, the Church is a community of believers called out from the world and blessed by God to be a blessing to others.  As the body of Christ, the Church is where all different types of people come together in the name of Jesus.  The Church lives together in community to love God, to love one another, and to continue Jesus’ mission in the world.