Statement of faith

We believe: 

  1. There is one God, Creator of all things, who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. All things exist for the glory of God.
  3. God can be known and has revealed Himself generally in nature and definitively in Scripture.
  4. Scripture is the true, authoritative, and sufficient guide for the church and Christian life.
  5. All humanity is created in God’s own image and, therefore, inherently worthy of dignity, honor, love, and respect.
  6. All humanity is sinful, by birth and action, and has fallen short of the glory of God. The penalty of sin is death, both spiritual and physical.
  7. In response to the sin of humanity, God became flesh in the person of Jesus.
  8. Jesus is the Christ, the son of the Living God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is both fully God and fully human.
  9. Jesus’ life and ministry consisted of teaching, healing, casting out demons, performing miracles, and perfect obedience to God the Father. All of this is in fulfillment of the Scriptures.
  10. Jesus died on the cross, according to the Scriptures, as an atonement for sin.
  11. By the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus was raised from the dead, signaling the end of death and its reign.
  12. Jesus ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father.
  13. Humanity’s only hope for salvation, reconciliation with God, is through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This results in true repentance and new life. Salvation is a gracious gift of God, given freely to all who believe. It cannot be earned.
  14. After the ascension of Jesus, the Spirit of God was poured out on all believers.
  15. The Holy Spirit awakens believers to life, convicts them of sin, and assures them of salvation. The Holy Spirit endows believers with spiritual gifts for the unity of the body, edification of the church, and the glory of God.
  16. There is one, holy, universal Church of Jesus Christ, united in faith and by the Holy Spirit. There are, however, many different local expressions of that Church, given for the glory of God, the edification of the saints, and the advancement of the gospel.
  17. The Lord has given to the church two holy ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s supper, which are to be observed in accordance with the Scriptures.
  18. Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead. Upon the Lord’s return, those alive in Christ will be changed, those dead in Christ will be raised unto eternal life, and those outside of Christ unto eternal separation from God.