Our Faith

GOD

There is one God who exists in three persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the beginning and end of all things. He is the Creator of the universe and author of all life. All history moves toward Him and fnds its culmination in His sovereign plan. (Genesis 1; John 1:1; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15-23; Revelation 19:6)

JESUS

Jesus, the Son, was born of a virgin and came to earth because of God’s love for humanity. In living a fully human/fully divine life He is both our example and victorious King. He died for the sins of his people. He conquered death and rose from the grave before ascending to the Father where He reigns with Him. He will return one day in power and glory. He is our Savior and Lord. He is the only way, the only truth, and the only life. (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-18; Matthew 27:54; John 14:6-7; Colossians 1:15-23; 1 Timothy 1:15)

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit was sent to comfort and reveal Truth. He equips, enables, and empowers believers to live out the ordained purposes for their lives. He is the fully active power of God at work in the world today. (John 14:15-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16)

THE GOSPEL

The gospel is the good news that God, the Father, sent Jesus, the Son, to live, die, and be raised in our place for the punishment of our sins, so that, by grace and through faith, we might be reconciled to God in order that the Spirit might enable us to live as kingdom citizens in relationship with and in representation of him. (Luke 2:10-11; Luke 4:14-21; John 3:16-17; Romans 1:16-17)

SALVATION

Salvation is the gift of God brought to man through grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and it cannot be found outside of his life, death and resurrection. (John 1:12; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-9)

THE BIBLE

The Bible is wholly authentic, fully trustworthy, and complete without error. There is nothing that can be added to it or taken from it. As the revealed word of God, it is the final authority on all things, and is useful for teaching, encouraging, and correcting. (Psalm 19:7-14; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

HUMANITY

Created in God’s own image, humanity is God’s crowning work in creation. The primary purpose for humanity is to glorify God along with all creation. Human beings, though, are sinful at birth, and the only hope for humanity is found in the finished work of Jesus (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:3) (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12;

THE CHURCH

The Church is made up of every person who places trust in the finished work of Jesus, and it is God’s chosen instrument to bring the gospel to every man, woman and child. There is one Church of which Jesus Christ is the head. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 3; Ephesians 4:1-13)