Connecting the transforming power of Jesus to everyday life
What We Believe
The Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God and sole infallible authority for life and godliness.
There is only one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in essence and equal in power and glory
God specially created mankind, male and female, in His own image and likeness. Our first parents disobeyed God and thereby brought sin, misery, and death to all their posterity. All have sinned and fallen short of God's glory, and are under the curse of death and everlasting separation from him.
The Gospel is the good news that God rescues and saves sinners. Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, took on flesh and, for our sins, suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in victory from the dead, conquering sin, misery, and death, and restoring and perfecting human nature to its destined glory of eternal life.
Salvation is a free, gracious gift of God that is received by faith alone. By faith we are united to Jesus Christ and all his saving benefits: forgiveness of sins, a right relationship with God, adoption as sons and daughters, purification and holiness, as well as the eventual resurrection of our bodies and inheritance of eternal life.
The Holy Spirit is the Lord and giver of life who, by uniting us to the Son, makes us alive in him and applies all the blessings of salvation to us. Working through the ordinary means of grace of corporate worship and prayer, the hearing of God's word, participation in the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper, the Holy Spirit progressively transforms and conforms us to the image of Jesus Christ.
The church is God's renewed humanity, a body that shares in the life of its head, the Lord Jesus Christ. The church is one and universal, crossing all geographical and racial boundaries, and is made up of worshipers from every people, tribe, tongue, and nation. Because of its distinct identity, the church is to be holy and set apart from the ordinary patterns of this sinful world. The church is built on the foundation of Christ's apostles, who set down in scripture its charter and constitution. The church's mission is to proclaim the gospel and make disciples of all nations until the Lord's return.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate his everlasting kingdom in a new heavens and new earth. Those who belong to him will enter into eternal life. The rest will be judged and suffer the punishment of hell and eternal separation from the living God.