What we believe.
God: We believe that there is only one God. He is eternal and the Creator of all things. He is one being in three co-equal persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is completely holy; He is perfect love.
God the Father is a loving, caring, perfect Dad.
We believe that Jesus Christ, as the second person of the Trinity, is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to a virgin. Jesus lived a sinless life, and chose to die as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, opening the way for us to come into relationship with Father God.
On the third day, Jesus was bodily resurrected from the dead. He ascended to heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father where He prays for us constantly. We believe that Jesus will one day return.
As we look at Jesus He shows us exactly what Father God is like.
We believe the Holy Spirit to be the co-equal, third person of the Trinity. Holy Spirit is active today, and leads us to Jesus. The power of the Holy Spirit within us enables us to live as dearly loved children of God and to reflect that love. He is our teacher and comforter, guiding us in God’s truth and leading us in His ways.
Humanity: We believe that humanity was created in the image of God to love and enjoy being eternally united with Him. However, brokenness has entered our lives and we have been damaged by bad choices made by ourselves and others. This is why we need Jesus – to help us become whole again. Only a holy God can make us holy. We believe that God gave each person their own unique blend of gifts, talents and abilities. He created each person with a purpose and destiny for their life.
The Bible: We believe that The Bible is God’s Word: It was written by human authors under the inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian believers; giving us wisdom in matters of faith and conduct.
Salvation: We believe that sin separates us from God but that Jesus created a way for us to be restored to union with Him. (We would define sin as any choices that God would not make.) When we accept Jesus’ sacrifice as payment for our wrongdoing and invite Him, by His Spirit, to come into our lives, we come into relationship with God once again. We believe this to be the only way that people can truly find God and have eternal life.
Grace: We believe that we, by God’s grace alone and not our own good works, will one day have life in heaven after we die. We do not regard this to be an excuse for wrongdoing. On the contrary, we believe that this precious gift spurs us on to love and serve as we ourselves have been loved.