what we believe

Core Beliefs

God

We believe there is one God, eternally existing and expressed in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1


Jesus

We believe Jesus is the Son of God, the Savior of the world and the only way to God.

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. 

No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6


Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit works to convict, encourage and seal the believer in a saving, eternal relationship.

"I will ask the father and He will give you another Counselor

to be with you forever - the Spirit of Truth." John 14:16


The Bible

We believe the Bible is the Word of God and the authority in all matters of faith.

"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correction and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Salvation

We believe salvation is by the grace of God, through the work of Jesus the Christ alone. People are helpless to be saved in themselves, the only hope of salvation coming through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. He paid the penalty for our sins to take on the wrath of God on our behalf.


'And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.' Acts 4:12


The Church

We believe the church is the body of Jesus Christ, made up of people who have entrusted their life to Him and to each other. We understand the Church to be all people worldwide who have put their trust in Jesus for salvation.


‘Just as each of us has one body with many members and

these members do not all have the same function, so in

Christ we who are many, form one body and each

member belongs to all the others.’ Romans 12:4-5


Baptism

We believe that being baptized is a faith response to hearing the gospel. We believe that baptism by immersion is declared in scripture as the God-ordained method for giving one’s heart to God, trusting Christ, and receiving God’s promises. We emphasize that God looks at the heart. So, while we affirm that scripture binds us to uphold this biblical teaching of baptism, we also acknowledge that God is sovereign and saves people as He sees fit. 


Baptism, as taught and practiced in scripture, is the normative method given to enable a person to give his or her heart to God and become a Christian. It is a requirement before one becomes a formal part of the local church family. While we are saved by the grace of God through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, we are identified with Christ in baptism.


"And Peter said to them, 'Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'" Acts 2:38


Communion

We believe in celebrating communion every Sunday in Remembrance of our Savior’s sacrifice and obedience to His instruction.


"The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said ‘This is my body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.’" I Corinthians 11:23-25


Core Values

Love

Jesus said the two greatest commands are to 1) love the Lord your God with all your heart, and 2) Love your neighbor as yourself.


And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with

all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. 

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40


Truth

The Bible is our guidebook. The Bible, being the very word of God, is all sufficient in all aspects of faith and life. For people to grow in holiness and draw close to God their lives will be centered around the truths found in God's word.


All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, 

correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God

may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. II Timothy. 3:16-17


Discipleship

We are called to encourage and enable all people towards Christ-centered lives.


"And Jesus Came and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on Earth

has been given to me. God therefore and make disciples of all nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the

Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. 

And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'" Matthew 28:18-20


Prayer

Prayer is an essential part of our lives as individuals, families, and the church. It is through prayer that we communicate with God and show our trust in Him as the holy and sovereign God.


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6


Unity

We seek unity amidst diversity. All believers are one in Christ.


"I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you

agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and

that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought." I Corinthians 1:10


Worship

We were created to give glory to God. We all worship; there is no one who doesn't worship. Whether we worship God, ourselves, our stuff or any else in creation we will worship because we are created to worship. We worship God the Creator of the universe because he alone is worthy or our worship.


"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care." Psalm 95:6-7


Service

We, as believers, are called by God to love, serve, and care for others.


"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10


Mission

We must focus on the core mission of the church. Which is making disciples everywhere. This means taking the good news of Jesus to all people and helping those who have put their trust in Jesus to continue to grow in their faith and relationship with God.


"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them

to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, 

to the very end of the age.'” Matthew 28:18-20