OUR BELIEFS

Does it matter what a church believes & teaches? ABSOLUTELY!

Jesus came up with the idea of the “church” and has a unique purpose and mission for us to fulfill. So it’s extremely important that we, as a church, believe, teach, and live out the truth that Jesus taught and endorsed. So if you’re a believer seeking to connect with a church family, a church’s doctrinal beliefs are the first and most important factor in your decision.

 

We wanted to be able to convey what we believe in two ways. First, we offer a “short version” that captures not only what we believe, but why it’s important to us. And second, we offer a “detailed version” that is purposely more technical and more detailed because, when it comes to doctrine, precision and clarity matter deeply.


So, read the short version, and study the second…

SHORT VERSION

God is real. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and totally in charge of all things. He is Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He created everything and everyone and every person matters deeply to him. Everyone has sinned, so everyone needs Jesus, who died for our sins, rose again from the dead, and is coming back. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, and once you are saved, you are always saved.

 

The Holy Spirit lives in every believer and empowers us to live and serve both God and others. The Bible, which is God’s Word, is both true and powerful. Baptism is when believers are immersed in water, not for salvation but to tell the world we follow Jesus. Communion is a memorial to Jesus’ death. Jesus started the church before His death, empowered the church after His resurrection, and commissioned the church to tell the world about Him.

 

Everything we are stems from our identity in the gospel. We are all created in the image of God. We are all estranged from God, unable to be the full image of God, by our divine rebellion resulting in suffering and death for everyone. Jesus redeems us, through his death, burial and resurrection, to God's created essence and purpose for us.

The gospel is the culmination and crescendo of the story of God, incarnate in Jesus, the son of God, who redeems us from slavery to sin through his death, burial, and resurrection, conquering sin, Satan and death, to a life of freedom in the Spirit where we live for God’s glory. The gospel allows us to live life to the fullest by participating in the kingdom of God now through the Spirit by our faith in Jesus’ perfect, propitiatory, substitutionary sacrifice on our behalf. The gospel changes everything. The work of the gospel will be complete when Jesus comes back to restore all things to himself. For a more in depth look at what we believe, you can see our Statement of Faith below.

DETAILED VERSION

GOD
JESUS CHRIST
HOLY SPIRIT
THE BIBLE
MANKIND
SALVATION
ETERNAL SECURITY
CHURCH
BAPTISM
COMMUNION