What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Values

We're in this together
We're having the time of our lives
we're attempting the impossible
we're part of the bigger story
we're giving our best
we're passing it on
we're never finished

What We Believe

The Father

We believe the Father is the source of all that exists, whether of matter or spirit.  With the Son and the Holy Spirit, He made man, male and female, in His image. By intention He relates to people as Father, thereby forever declaring His good will toward them.  In love, He both seeks and receives penitent sinners.

The Son

We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.  He was conceived by the Holy SPirit and born of the Virgin Mary, truly God and truly Man.  He died on the cross and was buried, to be a sacrifice both for original sin and for all human transgressions, and to reconcile us to God.  Christ rose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heacen, and there interceded for us at the Father's right hand until He returns to judge all humanity as the last day.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is of the same essential nature, majesty, and glory, as the Father and the Son, truly and eternally God.  He is the Administrator of grace to all, and is particularly the effective Agent in conviction of sin, in regeneration, in sanctification, and in glorification.  He is ever present, assuring, preserving, guiding, and enabling the believer.  

The Bible

We believe that the books of the Old and New Testaments constitute the Holy Scriptures.  They are the inspired and infallibly written Word of God, fully inerrant in their original manuscripts and superior to all human authority, and have been transmitted to the present without corruption of any essential doctrine.


We believe that when one repents of personal sin and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, that at the same moment that person is justified, regenerated, adopted into the family of God, and assured of personal salvation through the witness of the Holy Spirit.


We believe that sin came into the world through the disobedience of the first humans, Adam and Eve.  We believe that sin is a voluntary violation of a known law of God by a morally responsible person.  It is sin that separates us from God.


We believe that the Scriptures clearly teach that there is a conscious personal existence after death.  The final destiny of each person is determined by God's grace and that person's response.  Heaven with it eternal glory and the blessedness of Christ's presence is the final abode of those who choose the salvation which God provides through Jesus Christ, but hell with it everlasting misery and separation from God is the final abode of those who neglect this great salvation.


We believe the local church is the hope of the world.  We believe that the Christian Church is the entire body of believers in Jesus Christ, who is the founder and only Head of the Church.  A local church is a body of believers formally organized on gospel principles, meeting regularly for the purposes of evangelism, nurture, fellowship and worship.


We believe that every person is created in the image of God, that human sexuality reflects that image in terms of intimate love, communication, fellowship, subordination of the self to the larger whole, and fulfillment.  God's Word makes use of the marriage relationship as the supreme metaphor for His relationship with His covenant people and for revealing the truth that that relationship is of one God with one people.  Therefore God's plan for human sexuality is that it is to be expressed only  in a monogamous lifelong relationship between one man and one woman within the framework of marriage.  This is the only relationship that is divinely designed for the birth and rearing of children and is a covenant union made in the sight of God, taking priority over every other human relationship.

Gifts of the Spirit

We believe that the Gift of the Spirit is the Holy Spirit himself, and He is to be desired more than the gifts of the Spirit, which He in His wise counsel bestows upon individual members of the Church to enable them properly to fulfill their function as members of the body of Christ.  The gifts of the Spirit, although not always identifiable with natural abilities, function through them for the edification of the whole Church.  These gifts are to be exercised in love under the administration of the Lord of the Church, not through human volition.  The relative value of the gifts of the Spirit is to be tested by their usefulness in the Church and not by the ecstasy produced in the ones receiving them.


We believe that humanity's creation in the image of God included ability to choose between right and wrong.  Thus individual were made morally responsible for their choices.  But since the fall of Adam, people are unable in their own strength to do the right.  This is due to original sin, which is not simply the following of Adam's example, but rather the corruption of the nature of each mortal, and is reproduced naturally in Adam's descendants.  Because of it, humans are very far gone from original righteousness, and by nature are continually inclined to evil.  They cannot of themselves even call upon God or exercise faith for salvation.  But through Jesus Christ the prevenient grace of God makes possible what humans in self-effort cannot do.  It is bestowed freely upon all, enabling all who will to turn and be saved.


We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the sacraments of the church commanded by Christ and ordained as a means of grace when received through faith.  They are tokens of our profession of Christian faith and signs of God's gracious ministry toward us.  By them, He works within us to quicken, strengthen and confirm our fatih.  We believe that water baptism is a sacrament of the church, commanded by our Lord and administered to believers.  It is the symbol of the new covenant of grace and signifies acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ.  By means of this sacrament, believers declare their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. We believe that the Lord's Supper is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ's death and our hope in His victorious return, as well as a sign of the love that Christians have for each other.  To such as receive it humbly, with proper spirit and by faith, the Lord's Supper is made a means through which God communicates grace to the heart. 

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