God

There is one true, eternal God existing in three equal expressions of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  God has shown His power and goodness through creating the world and everything in it.  He continues to sustain His creation to fulfill His redemptive purposes.

 

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He was miraculously born of a virgin and life a sinless life.  He died for the sins of humanity on a cross.  He was raised by God to show that He was the Savior of the world.  Shortly after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven, where He reigns at the right hand of the Father.  He will return again to fulfill ultimately fulfill the Father’s redemptive purposes.

 

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit lives within all Christ-followers.  He is a primary source of guidance, gifting, strength, and assurance enabling us to live out our faith.

 

Salvation

Salvation is God’s free offe extended to a fallen humanity.  We do not earn salvation, it is available to us through our faith in the redeeming work of Christ on the cross. Every person has sinned and missed the mark of God’s original plan for relationship with each other and with Himself.  God willingly forgives all who repent and live by faith.

 

The Bible

The Bible is the written Word of God.  It is our primary source for our faith and practices.  The words of this Book originated in the heart and mind of God.  However, they have been recorded in ways that reflect the languages, backgrounds, and styles of the biblical writers.

 

Eternity

Death seals the eternal destiny of each individual.  For those who reject God, their destiny is an eternal separation from Him and all that is good.  For Christ-followers, their destiny is an eternal communion with God and the goodness of His eternal reign.

 

The Church

The church consists of all who live by faith in Jesus Christ after confessing Him as Lord and Savior.  The local church is wherever Christ-followers gather for worship, prayer, fellowship, biblical teaching, and communion.  The Head of the church and is lead by elders and godly leaders.  Baptism is God’s way of adding people to His church.