What We Believe
We are a biblically based church that understands that the way we know God is to know His Word. The Bible will be unashamedly taught with passion and with compromise. Our challenge and goal is to not only be hearers of God’s Word, but to do what it says. (James 1:22)
This is what we believe:
We believe in one God who has expressed himself in personal ways. We know God’s personality as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible communicates God’s saving message and is our reliable authority in all matters related to faith and Christian living.
We believe that all humankind struggles with a downward pull.
We believe that unless we experience God’s help and salvation through a faith commitment to Jesus Christ, our future is one of eternal separation from God and all that is good.
We believe the love and grace of God is extended to every person in the provision Jesus Christ made in his death and resurrection. By turning from our own selfishness and trusting Jesus Christ, we experience a new life, being freed from the old patterns of self–destructive acts called sin.
We believe our new life in Jesus Christ is the gateway to transformation. Following our moment of faith in Jesus, we believe there is another moment in which we present our life completely to Christ in order to live under his authority and to experience his transforming power.
We believe the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
We believe that Christian experience is more than a change of mind. It is accompanied by assurance that is grounded in both the Scriptures as well as the inner witness of God’s Spirit.
We believe that all who live for Jesus Christ have an eternal future. Our belief in such a future includes both the fulfillment of God’s creative purpose as well as the accountability of all persons endowed with the power of choice.