What we believe
GOD, OUR CREATOR AND OUR FATHER
God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He has revealed Himself to us in three "Persons:" Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person of the trinity is completely God and shares the same nature and attributes. God the Father is an infinite and personal Spirit. He is perfect in holiness, wisdom, sovereign power, and love. He mercifully concerns Himself with the affairs of people. And, by grace, He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ.
JESUS CHRIST, OUR SAVIOR
Jesus Christ is God's Son. He is both fully God and fully human. He came to earth and shared in our humanity to reconcile us to God by living a sinless life and becoming the perfect sacrifice for sin by dying on the cross. After three days, Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He is the only Mediator between God and man. He will return again to earth to consummate the eternal plan of God, according to His promise.
THE HOLY SPIRIT, OUR STRENGTH
The Holy Spirit was sent from God to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ: to enlighten our minds and make us aware of our need for a Savior, and to regenerate and permanently indwell believers, becoming the source of assurance, power and wisdom for godly living. The Holy Spirit gives each believer spiritual gifts for the strengthening and proper functioning of the church.
THE BIBLE, OUR AUTHORITY
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors who were supernaturally guided by the Holy Spirit. Because they were uniquely inspired by God, they wrote without error. The Bible is complete as a revelation of God's will for salvation, and is the supreme authority for all matters of faith and life.
MANKIND AND OUR SALVATION
God created mankind in His own image, free from sin, to have a relationship with Him. Yet, mankind defied God and was alienated from Him. All people are born into the world separated from God, incapable of restoring the broken relationship and in need of His grace. God reconciles people to Himself completely by grace, a gift to be received through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. We are spiritually regenerated, brought into His family, filled with His Spirit, and empowered by Him to live a holy and pleasing life.
THE CHURCH AND OUR MISSION
The Church is the spiritual community of all who have been reconciled to God, of which Christ is the head. While universal in nature, it finds expression in local gatherings of believers who unite to worship God, encourage one another and reach the world with God's good news. All believers are given vital functions within the local church through the gifts of the Spirit. The local church is to be a unified community of servants, stewarding their spiritual gifts and resources for the ultimate purpose of bringing glory to God.
ETERNAL LIFE, OUR HOPE
At the end of time, when God's eternal rule is consummated, all people will be resurrected and will stand before God to be judged for their deeds done in this life. While unbelievers will be condemned to eternal separation from God, those who have been reconciled to God through faith will rejoice together in eternal communion with Him.
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