Humanity: We believe all people were created in God's image and were designed specifically to live in relationship with God, but man's disobedience separated humanity from God and made people incapable of restoring that relationship through their own efforts.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11
God: We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although each person of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity and lives in every believer, teaching and reminding believers what Jesus taught, and empowering believers for the work of the church.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4
Salvation: We believe that salvation is the provision God makes available to every human being to restore their relationship with God. God's plan to offer salvation comes through the death and blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, and is the only basis for the forgiveness of sin. The scriptures teach that the wages of (or payment for ) sin is death. Jesus made that payment so that anyone who places their faith in Jesus and the payment he made, can be forgiven of all sin and walk in a right relationship with God.
Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20
The Believer: We believe that every person who has put their faith in Jesus is now a son or daughter of God and has a responsibility to give their life to Jesus who gave His life for them, which is done through generosity, sacrifice, and service to one another and to all who are lost and in need.
The Bible: We believe the entire Bible is God's word, written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Therefore we believe the Bible is without error, is the authority over all life, and is relevant for the past, the present, and the future.
The Church: We believe that the church is not a place or an event, in fact, the scriptures teach that the church is the disciples who have put their faith in Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. These disciples are committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and work to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, and want nothing more than to glorify Jesus Christ.
Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3