GOD – We believe that there is one God, that He created all that exists, and that He Himself has eternally existed in three persons as the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 5:7.
THE BIBLE – We believe the Bible is the Word of God, a fully inspired and true record of God’s love for humanity. We believe the Bible is inerrant, absolute truth, and our only authority. The Bible tells us God’s plan for redeeming humanity through Christ. At their core, all the Scriptures point to Jesus Christ. John 5:39, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21.
PEOPLE – We believe God created us in His image. He created us to know Him personally, to worship Him and give Him glory. Adam's sin effected all of humanity. In our depravity we are incapable of knowing God truly or recovering ourselves by our own ability. Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 3:11-24, Romans 5:12.
JESUS CHRIST – We believe Jesus is the eternal Son of God. He is fully God and became a man, being born of a virgin. He lost none of his deity. He lived a sinless life and then died in our place, for our sins. He rose bodily from the dead and then ascended to the Father. Matthew 1:18-23, Luke 24:4-5, 36-43, John 1:1-3, 1:14, 1 Corinthians 15:3-18, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:14-16, Titus 2:14, Acts 1:11.
THE CHURCH – We believe in one true, global church that consists of all believers everywhere. Jesus Christ is the head of the church. Local churches are to be independently led and governed but should partner for the purpose of advancing the gospel. The purpose of the local church is to glorify God by making disciples. This involves witnessing to the lost and equipping believers. Matthew 16:18, 28:18-20, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Ephesians 3:20-22; 4:11-12.
SALVATION – We believe salvation is by grace through faith, accompanied by genuine repentance. Salvation is neither earned nor merited, but solely given by the grace of God. At salvation, a person is given new life and the Holy Spirit comes to live in him/her, empowering growth for a Christ-like life. Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7.