Our Statement of Faith

The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God, without error in the original manuscripts, and true in all they intend to teach, providing the final authority for Christian faith and living while allowing for thoughtful freedom in non-essential issues.  


In One Triune God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three equal persons:  God the Father, who is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, and distinct from creation while remaining involved in it. Jesus the Son, fully human and fully divine, who, never ceasing to be God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the virgin Mary. He served the will of the Father, bodily suffered and died, was bodily raised back to life and glorified, and ascended into Heaven, serving as High Priest and Advocate for believing humanity until his return. The Holy Spirit, who glorifies Jesus as the Christ, convicts humanity of sin, spiritually regenerates and indwells believers, empowers them for spiritually healthy life, for effective witness, and provides spiritual gifts according to the will of God.  


God created humans in his image, without sin, to glorify Him, live in relationship with Him, and to participate in manifesting His will for creation. Humans voluntarily rejected God’s will and entered into disobedience and sin. Every individual is sinful, falls short of the glory of God, deserves God’s wrath, cannot earn redemption, and will be bodily resurrected and judged by God. 


Salvation comes exclusively through Jesus, his bodily sacrifice being substitutionary atonement for human sin and his bodily resurrection the divine guarantee for hope of salvation and eternal life. Salvation is a gift from God with no human contribution, received only by grace through faith in Jesus, resulting in God’s justification of the repentant, believing human, who is subsequently indwelt by the Holy Spirit, spiritually regenerated, and progressively sanctified. 


Jesus will physically return at a time of the Father’s choosing, which ushers in the final judgment and bodily resurrection of all humanity. Believers receive eternal life and relationship with God in Heaven. Unbelievers will be eternally cut off from God.  


All redeemed believers ought to participate regularly in a local church, give tithe and offerings, observe baptism and the Lord’s Supper, progressively grow in spiritual living, and share the good news of salvation with the unbelieving world. 

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." 

Luke 4:18-19 (ESV)