The Scriptures — We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith and life.
God — We believe in one living and true God who is the creator and sustainer of all things. He exists in three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ — We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is true God and true man. He existed from eternity past with God the Father, became man through conception by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and died on the cross to pay the penalty for all sin. He arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven.
Humanity — We believe that God created the human race in his image. Humankind was originally perfect until the first people, Adam and Eve, sinned against God in an act of rebellion and disobedience. As a result of this sin, the entire human race is separated from God, condemned to spiritual and physical death and unable to restore their original, perfect relationship with him without the saving work of Jesus Christ.
Salvation — We believe that salvation is a free gift of God’s grace that restores the broken relationship between humans and himself. Salvation comes to a person who responds to this free gift with repentance from sin and acceptance by faith of who Jesus is and the work he did on the cross to pay the penalty for one’s own sin.
The Church — We believe that the church is a community of those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. These believers are united together before God for the purpose of worship, mutual encouragement, caring, evangelism, and social action.
Christian Life — We believe that every Christian, with the help of the Holy Spirit, should live in love and holiness, exhibiting qualities of honesty, integrity, forgiveness, and kindness.
Future Things — We believe in the personal and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ who will judge both the living and resurrected dead.