We Believe

 

Our Foundational Beliefs.

God

We believe that God is a Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each an uncreated person, one in essence, equal in power and glory.

We believe in God, the Father, Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.

Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 3:16-17

Jesus

We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was crucified, dead and buried. He rose again on the third day. He ascended to heaven and now sits in authority at the right hand of God the Father. He will return to claim his Church and judge mankind.

Acts 10:38-43; Hebrews 1:2-3; Matthew 25:31-32

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit empowers Christ-followers to serve and share their faith, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ.

Acts 2:1-4; John 16:7-14; Galatians 3:22-23

The Church

We believe in the Church, the bride of Christ, whose goal is to make disciples throughout the world. This global Church is comprised of many local fellowships. We affirm those fellowships that see Jesus Christ as Lord and the only way to heaven.

Acts 2:46-47; Matthew 28:19-20

Marriage

We believe in the Biblical definition of marriage: one man and one woman, committed to each other in a union of mutual love, faithfulness, and respect. Marriage exists to be a picture of the unchanging love Christ has for His own bride, the Church.

Genesis 2:18,22-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31-32

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the perfect and inspired Word of God. It is our source of all doctrine, instruction and correction. It provides practical guidance for every-day life.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:103

Communion

We believe in communion as a commemoration of Christ’s death and will continue to do it in this memory until He comes again. It is a sign of our relationship with Him.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 26:26-29

Baptism

We believe baptism is an outward sign of what God has already done in our lives. We follow Christ’s example, and through it identify with Him, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 16:31, 33

Sin

We believe mankind is enslaved to sin. Jesus Christ came to pay the price for our sin on the cross. By his death, we can be in right-relationship with God. His death makes possible the healing of our body, soul and spirit.

John 8:34; Romans 6:16, 23; Isaiah 53:6

Resurrection

We believe in a literal second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and eagerly await the resurrection of those who died in Him. We believe in a literal heaven and hell. Christ, based on their relationship with Him, determines the eternal status for saints and unbelievers.

Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 15:12-14, 19