We believe in the one true God, and we see God represented in three persons.
The Father is an eternal spirit who is perfect, holy, righteous, and faithfully pursues mankind personally. He is revealed as a loving Father who wants nothing more than to be in relationship with His children.
Jesus Christ is God's only Son, conceived by the Spirit. We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, preformed miracles that represented His deity, lived a sinless life, paid for the sins of the world in His death, defeated the power of sin, Satan, and death in His resurrection three days later. Jesus told us that He came to seek and save the lost.
The Holy Spirit is our guide and sender in life. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who lives inside every believer, revealing our sin to us, and how we should live now. We also believe that the Holy Spirit gives gifts to those that believe, for the purpose of building up others in this world. The Holy Spirit is also our sender with these gifts, calling us to be missionaries in every area of our lives family, neighborhood, workplace, and city.
The Church is Kingdom people living in community who are united in faith through Jesus. The church is committed to the teachings, commands, and has taken on the mission of Jesus to take the Gospel in to all of the world. The church's goal is to work together in unity, and love with the purpose of bringing glory to Jesus Christ.
The Bible is God’s Word to everyone. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is relevant to our daily lives.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort, but only through the power Jesus’ sacrifice. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God, by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. We believe that there will be a physical resurrection from the dead, where we will be united with God for those who believe in the saving work of Jesus Christ, or raised to eternal punishment for those that reject the free gift Jesus has offered to mankind through faith.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Baptism is a public profession of faith, to the outside world that you believe in Jesus. We believe that in baptism you are professing your relationship with God the Father, as a child of God, your relationship with Jesus, in His mission to seek and save the lost, and lastly in relationship with the Holy Spirit, as a dwelling place for the Spirit of God to guide us in everyday life.