OUR BELIEFS

WE BELIEVE that God is understood in three distinct forms. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are commonly used to refer to the threefold nature of God. 

WE BELIEVE
in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. We believe that God is soverign; that is, God is the ruler of the universe. We believe that God is loving. We can experience God’s love and grace.

WE BELIEVE that Jesus was human. He lived as a man and died when he was crucified. We believe that Jesus is divine. He is the Son of God. We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that the risen Christ lives today. We believe that Jesus is our Savior. In Christ we receive abundant life and forgiveness of sins. We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to patter our lives after his.

WE BELIEVE
that the Holy Spirit is God with us. We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and convicts us when we stray from God. We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God’s will and empowers us to live obediently.

WE BELIEVE
that the church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. We believe that the mission of the church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We believe that the church is “the communion of saints,” a community made up of all past, present and future disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that the church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith.

WE BELIEVE
that the Bible is God’s Word. We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for faith and practice. We believe that Christians need to know and study the Old Testament and the New Testament.