What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The Bible

We believe the whole Bible, contained in the sixty-six canonical books from Genesis to Revelation, was given as the inerrant, verbally inspired Word of God, which functions as our ultimate authority (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).

The Trinity

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19).

Creation and Fall

We believe that the one true God is the Maker of heaven and earth, and that he created people as male and female to reflect his image. Man fell from that relationship with God by sinning, and now all humanity possesses original sin and lives under God’s righteous judgement. Gender is not a social construct, but a fixed biological reality. Marriage is a lifetime commitment between one man and one woman. These are rooted in the creation order, and thus good gifts of God (Genesis 1:1, 1:27, Romans 3:10, 6:23).

The Person and Work of Jesus

We believe God the Son took on human flesh and blood, as well as a human nature, was born of the Virgin Mary, that He died as our substitute, that He arose from the grave the third day, and that He alone is the mediator between God and man (Matthew 1:23, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 2:14, 7:25).

Salvation By Grace

We believe that in order to be saved a person must be born again, that this involves repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ’s substitutionary work, that by God’s grace Christ’s death secures the believer’s justification, and that by God’s power alone, all genuine believers persevere in their faith in Christ until the end (Mark 1:15, 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 3:3, 2 Timothy 1:12, John 10:28, 1 Peter 1:5).

The Church

We believe a local church, rightly ordered, is a congregation composed of baptized believers whose mission is to preach the gospel and make disciples (Matthew 16:18, 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-42, 1 Corinthians 14:23, 26).

Baptism and Communion

We believe that every born again person should profess his or her faith through baptism by immersion in water. Believers also regularly observe the Lord’s Supper as a memorial of Jesus’ sacrifice (Romans 6:4-5, 1 Corinthians 11:23-28).

The Return of Jesus

We believe that some day, Jesus Christ will return. In this second coming the Lord Jesus will resurrect believers for their eternal state of bliss, resurrect unbelievers to judgment, and renew the earth, where God will live with his people forever (1 Corinthians 15:51-54, Revelation 20:12, Philippians 2:9-11, Titus 2:13, Revelation 21:1-5).