Our beliefs anchor us as individuals and as a community seeking to follow Jesus. We believe a healthy church family is unified in issues that matter most (Acts 4, 2 Tim. 4). Below is a summary of our core beliefs.
For a more in depth study of our core beliefs, you may listen or watch our teaching series Foundations.
God the Father
We believe there is one Creator God --all knowing, all loving, and all powerful, who co-exist eternally in three persons, The Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Gen 1:1, Deut 6:4, Matt 28:19, Lk 10: 21, Jn 10:30, 1 Pet 1:2).
Jesus the Son
We believe Jesus is the Son of God, fully God and fully human. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, raised from the dead on the third day, ascended to heaven, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1-5, Gen 1:1, Isa 9:6, Matt 1:18-25, 1 Peter 2:24, Eph 1:7, Lk 24:6, Acts 1:9, John 14:6, 1 Cor 15:13, 1 Pet 4:5).
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within every follower of Jesus in order to counsel, equip, empower, guide, and transform each believer into the likeness of Jesus. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to mature and build up the church for the work of God in the world (2 Cor. 3:17, Jn 14, 16, Acts 2:38, Rom 8, Gal 5).
We believe the Bible is the authoritative word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is a vital component for helping us understand God’s will for our lives (Psalm 1, 2 Tim 3:16, 2 Pet 1:21).
We believe salvation is a gift from God, and a deep reflection of his grace and mercy towards us. By placing our faith in God’s great work through Jesus Christ, we are saved from our past, set free in the present, and given hope for the future. As a response to God’s love towards us in Jesus, we respond in obedience to Him through baptism. God’s work through Jesus alone is our hope (Rom 3:23, Eph 2:8, Rom 6:23, Acts 2:38, Titus 3:5).
We believe Jesus is the head of the church. The church is the body of Christ, called by God, and sent by God to bless the world and bring glory to God (Ezekiel 47, Eph 1:22-23, Eph 5, Matt 16, Matt 28).