WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in one God who has expressed himself in three distinctly 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 all humankind struggles with a downward pull.
We believe that unless we experience God’s help and salvation through a faith commitment to Jesus, our future is one of eternal separation from God and all that is good.
The Christian Life
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, we experience a new life, being freed from 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 that Christian experience is more than a change of mind. It is accompanied by an assurance grounded in both the Bible as well as the inner witness of God’s Spirit.
We believe 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.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world.
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