What We Believe

About God

We believe in one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son & Holy Spirit. God is infinite, which does not always make sense to our finite understanding. He is not limited by time or space. He is Creator, eternal, all-knowing, ever-present and all-powerful. His character is multi-dimensional, but no facet of His character diminishes another. His grace and wrath, mercy and justice, love and righteousness all work together for good.

About Jesus

Jesus is the eternal Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, worked miracles and gives us an example to follow. Fully God and fully man, He died on a cross to pay the penalty for sin that separated us from God. He rose from the dead to reconcile us to our Creator and to free us to have a new life in Him. He sits at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is given to every follower of Christ to guide, comfort, convict, and adopt us into the family of God. He helps us grow to be more like Christ by producing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. He gives us spiritual gifts to empower us to meet the needs of God’s people and a hurting world.

About the Bible

Comprised of 66 books, written over hundreds of years by dozens of authors, the Bible tells one seamless story: a passionate God on a relentless pursuit to redeem His creation. The Bible is the authoritative and inspired Word of God and is trustworthy and reliable for telling us what to believe and how to live.

About Salvation

We were created in the image of God to have community with Him and represent Him on earth. However, through a willful act of disobedience, we were separated from Him. The Father sent Jesus to redeem us through an act of atonement, which culminated with Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. This gives us the opportunity to trade our sin for His righteousness through faith. Jesus’ sacrifice is the only means of our salvation and reconciliation with the Father.

About the Church

The Church is not a building or an event, but the community of individuals who have put their trust in Jesus Christ. The Church exists to worship God, edify others and evangelize the world.

About Following Christ

When we put our faith in Jesus Christ, it starts a spiritual chain reaction and produces evidence of our salvation. We are forgiven of sin, declared right before God, given eternal life with Him. The Holy Spirit is given to assure us of our salvation, adopt us into God’s family, and to live in us and empower us to live a life following Jesus.

About the Future

At the end of time, Jesus will reign eternally. He will judge His creation according to the character that has been revealed to us through His Word with justice and mercy. Those who have found salvation through Jesus Christ will enjoy His presence forever; those who have not will be separated from God for eternity.