STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible is God’s story, divinely inspired, and without error. It is the primary authority on faith and living.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21
The Trinity is God existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three persons exist in eternal relationship with one other.
Genesis 1; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19-20; John 14:6-27; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Galatians 4:4-6
Jesus is the God-man, both fully God and fully man. He was born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sinless life on earth. He became humanity’s ultimate sacrifice by being crucified on the cross and paying our penalty for sin. Three days later he was resurrected from the dead and conquered death, opening the door for those who put their faith in Him to experience salvation.
Matthew 1:20-25; 16:15-16; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1-18; Acts 2:22-36; Romans 8:3; 32-34; Galations 4:4-5; Phillipians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:12-22; Hebrews 1:1-5; 7:22-28; 9:24-28; 1 John 4:15
The Holy Spirit is the ever-present and active presence of God in the world. It is the spirit that regenerates those who repent and believe. It is the spirit that empowers followers of Jesus. It is the spirit that guides people into truth, and it is the spirit that convicts us of our sin.
John 14:15-18; 16:7-15; Acts 15:8-9; Romans 8:1-27; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 John 3:24
Salvation is a gift from God through Jesus’ work on the cross. It gives freedom from sin and restores our broken lives. It is for all who choose to put their faith in Christ. It is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
John 3:16-17; 14:6; Romans 3:21-26; 5; 6:14; Galations 2:20-21; Ephesians 2:1-9; 1 John 1:9
The Church has the mission of continuing the redemptive work of Christ in all places, at all times, and in all cultures. It is not a building. It has no walls and knows no boundaries. It is men, women, and children who follow Jesus and share in His mission. It is a community committed to the cause of Christ.
Jeremiah 29:4-7; Matthew 22:34-40; Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 4:12-14; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23