As a church, we recognize that what we believe profoundly affects how we live our lives. Our doctrinal statement reflects our commitment that God’s word is his letter of love that speaks into the realities of everyday life. We have tried to accurately reflect the clear teachings of Scripture while leaving room for loving disagreement over non-essentials of our faith. Here is a brief summary of what we believe…
About the Bible
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired and authoritative word of God, the final authority in all matters of faith and doctrine, without error in the original manuscripts.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Spirit. As the triune God, He is a god of relationship that creates and governs the universe from His power and love.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin is lost and powerless to save himself.
About Jesus and Salvation
We believe that the only hope for man is to believe on Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus is the virgin born son of God, who died as the complete payment for the sin of mankind. We believe that God raised him from the dead on Easter morning. It is by receiving Him as Lord that man is made spiritually alive.
We believe that all people will experience a bodily resurrection, either to reward with Christ or to eternal punishment. We believe in the existence of a literal Heaven and Hell. Heaven is the place that Christ has prepared for those that have placed their faith in Him. Hell was never designed by God to be a resting place for evil people, but as a result of sin, humans participate in the same punishment as Satan and his demons. We also believe that Jesus Christ will return in person for all the world to see and will take those that have placed their faith in Him to reign with Him forever.
About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all those that have received Christ, enabling them to live righteous and godly lives. Each person is filled with the Spirit and equipped for ministry when they receive Christ. Both the gifts and the fruit of the Spirit are a continuing part of God’s plan for the church, though all are to be exercised and tested against the clear teachings of Scripture. Believers are called and commanded to walk by the Spirit by trusting and obeying Him in every area of their lives.
About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ and is comprised of all those who through faith in Christ have been spiritually reborn and regenerated by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. The mission of the church is rooted in the commands to love God, love others, and to make disciples. Thus the church is to be active in Worship, Fellowship, Ministry, Evangelism, and Discipleship.
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