What We Believe

We believe Jesus is more important than anything else! Because of this we don’t get bogged down on interpretations of scripture that typically divide genuine Christ followers. We believe there are a few core beliefs that are non-negotiable.  The rest – we simply agree to disagree so our ability to collectively take part in the mission of Christ isn’t compromised. We say it this way: We have unity in the essentials (Ephesians 4:4–6; Romans 15:5) and freedom in the non-essentials (Romans 14:1–23; Galatians 5:1)

To help you define who we are, here are a few of our essentials:

  • God – We believe that there is one sovereign God eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:1–2; Acts 2:32-33)
  • Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s only Son came into this world, lived a perfect life, died on a cross to take the punishment of our sin, came back to life, and has now been reunited with God. (Colossians 2:9; Luke 1:30–35; 1 Corinthians 15:3–4; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • Holy Spirit – We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and dwells in every believer, equipping them for personal growth and service to Jesus Christ. (John 16:8; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13–14)
  • Humanity – We believe that humanity, created in God’s image, willfully sinned and as a result is condemned and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23, 6:23; Acts 4:12)
  • Salvation – We believe that the forgiveness of sin is available only by the grace of God through the death of Jesus Christ. This free gift of salvation is offered to all who receive Christ as Lord and Savior through faith. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:6; Acts 2:38; 2 Timothy 2:5) We believe those accepting Christ should confess their faith, repent of sin, be baptized, and live according to God’s Word. (Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38; 2 John 8–9)
  • Eternity – We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. When Christ returns, he will pronounce the eternal fate of each individual. Only those who have received Christ will experience eternal fellowship with God. (Acts 1:10–11; John 5:28–29; 2 Corinthians 4:14)
  • Bible – We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16–17)
  • Church – We believe the church was established by Jesus Christ to proclaim his message of hope to the world. The church also exists to promote unity among believers and build up the body of Christ in a way that represents Him to those who do not know Him. (Matthew 16:18–19; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Ephesians 4:16)

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