What we believe shapes who are become.
Our statement of beliefs
We believe that there is one God, who exists in three persons- the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe they are eternal- having no beginning or end (Matthew 3:16-17, 1 Timothy 1:17, 1 John 5:20).
We believe that Jesus Christ is God. We believe that he lived a life free from sin and that, through his death, he took the penalty for our sins and paid the debt that we could not pay (John 1:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is our comforter, healer, and guide. He conveys the grace of God to us, while also revealing the sin in our lives. He empowers us to live the lives that God has called us to live.
About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and God moved in the heart of people to write it. Because of this, we believe the Bible always accomplishes what it sets out to do (2 Timothy 3:16).
We believe that all people were created in the image of God. We were created to have full and complete relationship with Him. Because of our sinful disobedience and rebellion, we have become alienated from him. As a result, we are not capable of restoring that relationship on our own (Romans 3:23).
About Redemption & Salvation
We believe that because of His sacrifice, through His death on the cross, that all people are offered the free gift of forgiveness of their sins (Romans 6:23) - not through any efforts of our own. This gift means that we will have a life that never ends through Jesus.
This gift means that we can be reconciled to God, restoring our relationship with him.
About the Christian Life
We believe that through a relationship with Jesus Christ, we are made new (2 Corinthians 5:17). Because of this, followers of Jesus are empowered to live for Him and not for themselves. By living in obedience to God's Word and yielding each day to His Spirit, every believer should mature and become more like Christ every day.
About Our Hope as Christians
While the Bible talks about heaven, we believe that our hope is not in a ethereal hope of someday existing in heaven. We believe Jesus taught us to embrace the Kingdom of God now (Matthew 6:10) while looking ahead to the restoration of all things (Acts 3:21). Jesus tells his followers that he will return to set all things right, restoring heaven and earth and completing the work that began in his earthly ministry (2 Peter 3:13).
About Our Responsibility as Christians
Humanity was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). We believe that we are because of this, people have inherent value. We are called to work for the benefit of others, serving people in real and tangible ways (Philippians 2:3-11) to demonstrate the insurmountable love of God to them.