If you want to know what our church believes here is what we think about some key issues. You may not know where you stand on some issues or maybe even have doubts or disagreements. We believe that church is a place where you can bring your questions and your doubts. We invite you to join us as we explore God’s Word together to find answers every week!
Jesus is the Son of God who is fully God yet fully human. Through His words and actions Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God, bringing good news to the poor, release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind. Christ defeated sin through His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead.
God the Father
God the Father is the Creator of all things. He sent Jesus, His Son, for the salvation of the world. He forgives those who repent of their sin and respond in faith to the good news of what Jesus did for us on the cross.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, convicts people of sin, gives them new life, and guides them into all truth. As Comforter, the Holy Spirit helps God’s children in their weakness, intercedes for them according to God’s will and assures them of eternal life.
We believe that the world is broken by sin (disobeying God). Sin breaks our relationship with God yet God showed His love by sending Jesus to die on a cross to pay the price of our sin and then raised Him from the dead. It is by faith through grace that we are saved. We believe that salvation is offered to everyone, but only those who put their faith in Jesus will have the assurance of eternal life.
We believe that the entire Bible was inspired by God through the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authoritative guide for faith and practice. We believe it is vital for Christians to regularly spend time in God’s Word so they can grow in their faith.
God created women and men in His image yet we all have chosen to disobey God at some point (starting with Adam and Eve). Choosing sin has caused separation from God. Yet we have hope, grace and forgiveness through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Being a part of a church is vital as a follower of Jesus. The church is a community where believers are mutually accountable to one another. They love, care, correct, encourage, pray for and share each other’s joys and burdens.
Discipleship is life lived following Jesus. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to overcome the power of sin and instead be filled with love and gratitude as they delight in following Jesus.
Baptism by water is a public announcement that a person has repented of their sins, received forgiveness, died with Jesus to sins, received newness of life and received the Holy Spirit. It’s a sign of a person’s belonging to Christ and the local church.
We typically take communion on the first Sunday of the month as we remember Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection. We celebrate forgiveness and new life we have because of what He did.
God reconciles people to Himself and to one another through Jesus’ work on the cross. So we are to actively pursue peace and reconciliation in all areas of life. We seek to alleviate suffering, reduce strife, promote justice, and work to end violence and war to demonstrate Jesus’ love.
Hope at the End
We have hope because Jesus Christ will one day return to destroy all evil and bring an end to pain, sorrow and death. God will make all things new.