OUR BELIEFS


God

We believe that there is one true God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Triune God is the Creator of all things visible and invisible and that a belief in this truth is necessary to understand the meaning and purpose of all reality.


The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the pre-existence and deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and in his incarnation through the Virgin Mary and his full humanity. We believe in his sinless, obedient life, the reality of his recorded miracles and in forgiveness of sin through his shed blood on the Cross. We believe in his bodily resurrection, his ascension and his present ministry at the right hand of the Father. We believe in his personal Second Coming.


The Holy Spirit

We believe in the present personal ministry of the Holy Spirit in every believer. We believe every believer is indwelt by the Spirit, baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ and equipped by the Spirit with various spiritual gifts. We believe it is the will of God that every believer be empowered, or filled, with the Holy Spirit for effective service.


The Scriptures

We believe the Bible, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, altogether sufficient for all matters of faith and practice.


Humanity

We believe that God created man as male and female in his own Image. We believe each person has infinite worth and is answerable to his Creator. We believe man has fallen into sin resulting in spiritual death, and that the new birth, or regeneration, is necessary for his salvation.


Salvation

We believe in a complete and eternal salvation by God's grace alone, received as a gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


The One True Church

We believe in the spiritual unity of all who have faith in Jesus Christ. We also believe in the organization of believers into local churches for worship, edification and witness.


Ordinances

We believe that Christ has ordained that his Church observe the Sacraments of Baptism and Communion.


The Christian Life

We believe God calls every Christian to a life of good works and spiritual freedom, service to the church and community, separation unto God's will and away from evil. We believe in the sanctity of the home, purity in sexual relationships, the sacredness of human life, the necessity of manifesting the fruit of the Spirit and a Christ-like character, and the importance of a life of prayer, Bible study, Christian fellowship and personal witness.


Satan

We believe in the existence of the Devil as a distinct, created personal being, the great adversary of God and his people. We believe in Satan's final defeat and judgment.


The Second Coming

We believe in the personal and visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ to join his church with himself, to defeat evil and to establish his rule as King of Kings. We believe that this truth should lead Christians to live godly, productive lives in the present world and to await eagerly his appearing.


Future Life

We believe that death is gain for Christians, for they enter the presence of the Lord. We believe that there will be a resurrection and a judgment of both the righteous and the unrighteous; the righteous will enter eternal blessings and the unrighteous eternal condemnation.


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OUR VALUES


Participatory Worship (Have I made time for God today?)

The worship of God is the primary responsibility and privilege of the Christian. As the Westminster Confession states: "The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." In light of that, we want to be a people that are consistent and passionate worshipers of God, not just for our hour on Sunday but throughout the whole week.


Biblical Worldview (Does my life reflect growing obedience to God’s Word?)

James 1:22, "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves," The knowledge of Scripture is a wonderful and awesome privilege, but if it is not obeyed we are living in self-deception. What direction are our lives moving toward, increased or decreased obedience?


Faithful Compassion (How am I expressing God’s love to others?)

Included in the fruit of the Spirit is love, and evidence of the presence of God is the life of the believer. A lack of loving compassion for other people suggest a lack of God's Spirit at work in our life.


Known by Name (Am I cultivating authentic relationships?)

The church is the family of God, brothers and sisters knit together by the adoption of a common Father. As the family of God, we can let our guards down together, knowing that the Father loves each of us and binds us together. 


Missional Life (Who am I helping to know God?)

The mission of God is to bring sinners back into right relationship with God by making disciples of Jesus Christ. Our mission efforts are valuable in so far as they help people know God and point people to the gospel of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection.