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We are a diverse church made up of all kinds of beautiful creations of God, from all kinds of backgrounds, all united in love. As such, this church has people with many different positions and opinions, but we are a family. We are more interested in glorifying God than arguing over non-essential issues. We are more interested in being known for what we stand for than what we are against. “Speaking the truth in love” is something we continually strive for. “How can we glorify God through this?” will always be our guiding principle in decisions. 

 
As a family we do have some core beliefs. For the sake of unity and clarity, there are some essential issues where we believe Scripture speaks clearly. The following are some of our statements of Faith:

 

GOD THE FATHER

We believe in one true living God—the Creator of all things, holy, infinitely wise, perfectly just, limitlessly powerful, and full of unfailing love. He exists in a unified relationship of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He made all things for his glory. Genesis 1:26-27, Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 55:8-9, Job 38:1-41:34, Matthew 3:13-17, John 3:16, Romans 1:19, 20, 11:33-36; 2 Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 4:6

 

GOD THE SON
For our salvation, God came down from heaven and became fully human, in the for of Jesus Christ. He was miraculously born of a virgin, He lived a perfect life, died on the cross to atone for the sins of all people, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where he reigns as King at the right hand of the Father and intercedes on our behalf. Matthew 1:23-25, 28:6, Mark 14:61-62, Luke 1:27-35, 24:39, Acts 1:9, 11, 2:33, Ephesians 1:20, Philippians 2:9-11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Galatians 4:4, Colossians 1:19, Hebrews 1:31, 7:26, James 2:12, I Peter 1:17, 2:22, Revelation 20:12-13
 

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is omnipresent for all eternity, dwells in every believer, gives every believer spiritual gifts for service, and by baptism unites all to Christ in one body. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. John 14:16–17; 16:7–15, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Ephesians 2:22, 2 Thessalonians 2:7
 

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is God’s infallible word, given to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Its main purposes are to reveal God, to equip believers to grow in spiritual maturity, and to enable them to participate in God’s mission for the world. All scripture is centered around and points to Jesus Christ. The Bible is inerrant, and absolute truth. Where it speaks, we listen and obey. Matthew 7:24-27, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 3:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21
 

HUMANITY

We believe that all people are both tremendously valuable and inherently broken. God created us in his own image and we were intended to glorify and to have an intimate relationship with him. As a result of our sinful condition, we are spiritually dead and separated from him and from each other. This means everyone needs Jesus. Genesis1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2, Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 3:23, 5:12-19, Ephesians 2:1-12, 1 John 1:8
 

SALVATION

We believe that the death and resurrection of Jesus are God’s mightiest acts of redemption toward humanity. Therefore, God alone has the power to restore us from our brokenness. Salvation is freely received by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. Eternal life with God begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ as Lord of his life as we are sanctified through repentance, confession, baptism, and a life committed to His service. John 14:6; Romans 6:3-6; Galatians 3:26-27; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 2:38, Titus 3:4-7, John 14:6
 

LORD’S SUPPER

Christ implemented communion as a means for His followers to regularly commemorate His sacrifice for us. We choose to observe this communion weekly each Sunday when we gather together.  Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:26
 

ETERNITY

God made us eternal. People will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or exist eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is eternal death in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; Revelation 20:15

These are the essentials of our belief. There is much more involved in our faith and practices. What you see here is a snapshot of who we are. If you would like to learn more, or discuss any of this, please feel free to engage one of our leaders in a conversation at any time.