GOD. We believe in the triune God: one God revealing himself in Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is Great, above all else, all wise, all powerful, all loving and the only One worthy of all worship and glory.
GOD, OUR FATHER. God is the Creator of everything. He is good, He is love, and He can be completely trusted. In Him we have life, meaning and an eternal future.
JESUS CHRIST. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and fully divine in every way.. He is also completely human. Jesus is the second person of the triune God. We believe that through His life, death and resurrection, God has decisively and completely dealt with the sin and evil of this world. God’s grace is fully realized when we put our faith in Jesus. He currently reigns over all creation at the right hand of The Father.
HOLY SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit is the third person in the triune God. In Him God’s presence is with us and in us. He leads us into all truth and exalts Jesus Christ. He empowers us with the life of Christ.
THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURES. We believe in the Divine inspiration and authority of the Bible. We believe it was written for all people for all generations. It is trustworthy, it is relevant to our daily lives and it is the foundation for all our teaching.
HUMANITY. We believe that each person has been created in the image of God for the purpose of knowing Him and making Him known. Because of this each person has inherent dignity. However, because of unbelief and disobedience which leads to sin, every person has been separated from relationship with God and the eternal life that is in Him. Therefore, each of us is under the sentence of death. God, in His love and mercy, has a plan of redemption to restore us to His eternal purpose.
SALVATION AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS. All of humanity and all of creation are suffering because of sin and evil.Our separation from God is reflected in our unbelief, our ignorance, our rebellion, and our obstinance. However, God’s love, mercy, salvation and forgiveness is given to us in Jesus Christ. The life of Jesus demonstrated God’s love and grace. The death of Jesus paid the price for all our sin. And the resurrection of Jesus proves the power of God to give new life. Salvation from evil and forgiveness of sins is completely the work of God’s grace and is beyond anything anyone could possibly do to merit it. It is the height of folly and arrogance to think you could live in such a way as to earn or deserve it. God’s grace comes to us only by faith in Jesus Christ.
THE CHURCH. The Church is not an organizational structure or an institution, but a global community of believers who have been born again and follow Jesus Christ. This global community is comprised and many, many local communities of believers who gather together to worship God, study the teachings of Jesus, the apostles and prophets as recorded in the Bible, to pray together and to live their lives together in accordance with the way of Jesus.