What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

WE BELIEVE there is only one God, who exists eternally as a Trinity of three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. Each member of the Trinity is fully and equally God, yet personally distinct from one another.

Matthew 28:19  I  2 Corinthians 13:14  I  Matthew 3:16-17

WE BELIEVE that God in the flesh, Jesus Christ, was crucified and died on the cross, was resurrected from the dead, and ascended to Heaven.

John 1:1-5  I  John 10:30  I  1 Corinthians 15:3-8

WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit of God comes to live within a person once they trust in Jesus as their Savior. The Holy Spirit indwells all believers to lead and empower life and relationship with God, to secure salvation, and to give gifts that build the church and spread the gospel.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17  I  Acts 1:8  I  John 15:25-26  I  Ephesians 1:13, 4:11-16

WE BELIEVE God created men and women to live in relationship with him. But, the first humans chose to rebel against God and brought sin into the world. Sin spread like a virus to all humans, and all have sinned, and that sin separated us from God.

Genesis 1:31  I  Romans 5:19  I  John 8:42-47  I  Romans 3:23  I  Isaiah 59:2 

WE BELIEVE God created men and women in his image, that he made us to live forever. We will either exist eternally in community with God in Heaven through Jesus, or exist eternally separated from God in Hell because of their sin against God and rejecting his gift of grace in Jesus.

Genesis 1:27  I  John 3:36  I  Matthew 25:46  I  Revelation 20:10, 21:8 

WE BELIEVE that God loves the world, and by his grace delights and desires to grant forgiveness and eternal life to all who trust in Christ as their Savior and Lord. Jesus died on the cross as a perfect substitute for our penalty of sin, and resurrected to overcome the death penalty caused by sin. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ—not being good enough or doing enough good—that a person can be restored to a right relationship with God.

John 3:16-17  I  2 Corinthians 5:21  I  1 John 2:2  I  Ephesians 2:4-9

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s Word to us, written by men who were inspired by God. God wrote his Scriptures to reveal himself to mankind, to communicate with us, and to direct us in his best way to live life.

2 Timothy 3:16-17  I  2 Peter 1:20-21  I  Hebrews 4:12  I  Psalm 119:1-16

WE BELIEVE that the Church is the Body of Christ consisting of believers worldwide, and that God has called believers to gather in local churches.

Ephesians 1:22  I  2:17-22, 4:11-16, 5:25  I  1 Peter 2:9  I  Colossians 1:2, 4:15

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is King and will one day return to earth to conclude history and restore God’s plan for mankind.

Matthew 28:18-20  I  Psalm 110:1  I  1 Corinthians 15:25-26  I  Isaiah 42:1-4  
Revelation 1:7-8, 19:11-16, 21