We believe that our beliefs unite us as Christ-Followers, but most of the time people get caught up on the non-essentials and miss the point of our walk with Jesus. In essential beliefs, we have UNITY. In non-essential beliefs, we have LIBERTY. In all our beliefs, we show CHARITY. Here are some of the essentials we believe unite us as a church:
1. The Bible is the Word of God. God’ s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, and we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question, when faced with a decision, is, “What does the Bible say?” We practice daily Bible reading and Bible study. The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
2 Timothy 3:16, NLT – 1 Thessalonians 2:13, NIV
2. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sins by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit and will return to earth to consummate history.
John 14:6, NIV – Acts 4:11-12, NLT
3. You must be Born Again. God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but we—through Adam—defied God by sinfully going our own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace—not human effort—and must be received personally by repentance and faith. In the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Only believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.
2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT – Matthew 16:25, NLT
4. Believers can be Spirit-Filled and Spirit-Led. We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. Every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit by just asking. We seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right.
Acts 1:8, NLT – Ephesians 5:18 Luke 11:13
For an extensive copy of our Statement of Faith, click here.