WHAT WE BELIEVE

GOD IS...
the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is one God in three persons.

JESUS CHRIST IS...
the Son of God who lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return to earth again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS...
equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in everyone who is a follower of Jesus and provides us with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We seek to yield our lives to his Lordship.

THE BIBLE IS...
God’s Word to all people, written by human authors under guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the source of truth for beliefs and living.

MANKIND IS...
made in the image of God to be like him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. People have tremendous potential for good, yet they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates people from God.

SALVATION IS...
a gift from God to all people. We can never make up for our sins by self-­improvement or good works. We are saved from sin’s penalty by trusting in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice as God’s offer of forgiveness. We show our faith publicly through baptism.

ETERNITY IS...
outside the dimensions of space and time. Jesus brought God's eternal kingdom to earth and will return again to completely establish God's government.

THE CHURCH IS...
described in the Bible to function like a human body. Each of us is part of that "body" of believers, uniquely equipped by God to communicate the good news, to teach His followers, and to equip them to do as He did.