Celebrating the differences
“Seeing Communities living in Diversity, finding their Identity in Christ, and living in a Biblical Culture”
“Making God’s redemption and His salvation known among people through proclamation, righteousness, mercy, and love.”
BIBLE - We are a Bible-based church
CHRIST - Example
TRUSTING ONE ANOTHER
“We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, we are to believe everything it teaches, obey everything it commands, and trust everything it promises.”
“God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each have equal power and authority.”
THE HUMAN CONDITION
“We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled, and renewed.”
“We believe that a person is saved through repentance and faith in the finished work of Christ. Salvation is by grace alone.”
“We believe that Jesus Christ is the incarnate Lord, fully God and fully man, one person in two natures. Jesus, the promised Messiah of Israel, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father as our high priest and advocate.”
THE WORK OF CHRIST
“We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as a perfect and sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.”
THE HOLY SPIRIT
“We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. He also convicts, regenerates, guides, equips, and empowers believers for life and service in Christ.”
We believe that the true church includes all those who are saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the head. The true church manifests itself in local churches, whose membership should consist only of believers. The duty of the church is the worship of God, the perfection of saints, and the evangelization of the world.
We believe that the justifying grace of God should not be separated from its sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion for the poor, and justice for the oppressed. With the Word of God, the power of the Spirit, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to war against the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
THE RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in the personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill our salvation and establish His glorious kingdom. The coming of Christ will occur at a time known only by God, and as our blessed hope, it motivates believers to live in a godly manner of service, sacrifice, and energetic mission.
We believe in the reality and personality of the devil and the final judgment in the lake of fire for him and his angels.