What we believe

What We Believe

The foundation of our church is the belief in our risen savior, Jesus Christ, God’s son.

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1  | Genesis 26  |  Genesis 27  |  Genesis 3:22  |  Psalm 90:2  |  Matthew 28:19  |  1 Peter 1:2  |  2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.

Matthew 1:22Matthew 23 | Isaiah 9:6 | John 1:1-5 | John 14:10-30 | Hebrews 4:14-15 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 | Romans 1:3-4  | Acts 1:9-11 | 1 Timothy 6:14-15 | Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

Acts 1:8 | 1 Corinthians 3:17 | John 16:7-13 | John 14:16-17 | Galatians 5:25 | 1 Corinthians 2:12 | 1 Corinthians 3:16 | Ephesians 1:13 | Ephesians 5:18

The Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.

2 Timothy 3:16 | Timothy 1:13 | 2 Peter 1:20-21 | Psalm 119:105 | Psalm 160Psalm 12:6 | Proverbs 30:5

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.

Genesis 1:27 | Psalm 8:3-6 | Isaiah 53:6 | Romans 3:23 | Isaiah 59:1-2

We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | John 14:6 | John 1:2 | Titus 3:5 | Galatians 3:26 | Romans 5:1Romans 10:9-10

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16John 14:17 | Romans 6:23Romans 8:17-18 | Revelation 20:15 | 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to “fulfill all righteousness.”

Matthew 3:16-17 | Matthew 28:18-20

Core Values

  • Pray big and start small. It’s about: Active faith.
  • Disciples Disciple. It’s about: Mentoring another.
  • Found people find people. It’s about: Missional relationships.
  • Saved people serve people. It’s about: Exercising gifts.
  • Sending not just seating. It’s about: Measuring success.
  • Express yourself. It’s about: Grateful worship.
  • You can’t out give God. It’s about: Financial generosity.
  • Talk to each other, not about each other. It’s about: Desiring unity

Connect to God and people

  • Weekly Worship
  • Newcomer’s Lunch

Grow to be like Jesus

  • Regional Huddle
  • First Serve
  • Membership 101

Go with God on mission

  • Ministries
  • Mission Teams
  • Sharing our faith in everyday life