What We Believe
We believe the God who is revealed in the Old and New Testaments is the One True God. This God is the creator of all, the sustainer of all, and the judge of all.
We were created for relationship with God. We rebelled and broke this relationship by refusing to acknowledge HIM as God. Sin is the name we give to this rebellion.
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, came to earth to live a life of perfect obedience. Jesus Christ, by HIS death on the Cross, absorbed the punishment that our sin deserved. We are saved from the penalty our sin deserves by repenting of our rebellion and trusting the work of Christ on the Cross for forgiveness.
We believe the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the indispensable affirmation of the Christian faith. The resurrection vindicates Jesus’ claims about Himself. The resurrection of Jesus Christ proves God’s ultimate victory over the power of sin and death.
We are restored into good relationship with God by faith in the promise of God, given to us through the kindness of HIS Grace, and not by any good deeds we have done
The Holy Spirit of God empowers both our profession of faith in Jesus Christ and the living of our life as disciples of Jesus Christ.
In response to HIS gifts of life and salvation, we believe we are to live our lives in obedience to Jesus as our Lord. Jesus now defines the good life for us. We believe the cornerstones of that good life are being a servant of others as Jesus was, a commitment to loving God and neighbor, caring for the needy around us, and participating in making disciples of all the peoples of the world.
We trust God for our present and for our future. God will complete the work HE has begun in us. In HIS time, God will bring the eternal kingdom of joy and peace and prepare a place in it for those who trust in HIM.
Further details of what we believe are best summarized in the historic statements of Christian faith, particularly the Apostles Creed and the Westminster Confession of Faith