We believe the Bible is divinely inspired, and thus, God’s authoritative written word. The Bible is our sole standard from which we understand God’s truth, and is the rule of faith and how we should live.
We believe there is one true God, who exists in three persons in the mystery of the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that salvation is only by God’s merciful grace through faith in His Son. Knowing we are spiritually dead in our sin, we acknowledge all sinners are completely unable to save themselves. Therefore, it is only God in his sovereign power who brings those he has known from before time to saving faith. Nothing a person does merits this priceless gift from our heavenly Father.
We believe Jesus Christ is God’s eternally begotten Son, who in his perfect obedience and willingness to give his life for our sins on the cross, makes atonement for those sins, and reconciles those who believe in him with God. Faith in Christ is the only way to salvation and eternal life.
We believe the Holy Spirit is divinely sent to abide in God’s children and bring them to saving faith in our Lord and Savior. That same Spirit works within us to cultivate our reliance on Christ and, in love and thanksgiving for what he has done, obey what he commands.
We believe that even after mankind’s initial and continued disobedience, God, in His steadfast love, has repeatedly made covenants to bring His chosen back into relationship with Him. These covenants were to redeem, sanctify, and preserve those whom He has adopted as His children. Christ is the perfection and completion of this process, and is the new and final covenant with our loving Creator.
We believe God has not only called us into salvation through His Son, but into a life of service as exemplified by His Son as well. We are to boldly share the Good News of salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. God’s merciful love in Christ compels us to display His kingdom to others in how we do justice, show mercy, and walk humbly with our God. The church seeks to be the hands and face of Christ to a world in need of redemption, forgiveness, and wholeness.