We believe there is one God, infinitely perfect, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God reveals Himself through the Bible and through His creation.
God the Father
We believe in the Father as revealed in Scripture, a person of the triune Godhead. In His wisdom and compassion He sent His Son for the salvation of the world. His Son Jesus Christ claimed and addressed Him as His Father. He is a Father in a personal relationship to all who confess and follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
God the Son, Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was God in human flesh, at once fully divine and fully human. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious (substitutionary) and atoning death on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His present ministry of intercession, and His personal return in power and glory.
God the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is God present and active in the world. He convicts of sin and ministers comfort, assurance, guidance, and victory. He enables the Christian to pursue a life of faithful discipleship in obedience to Jesus Christ.
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the Word of the living God, divinely inspired, inerrant, and infallible. The Scriptures are the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of humanity, and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
We believe that God created the universe and that He sustains it by His power.
We believe that human beings were created in the image of God but rebelled against God, and are therefore fallen, lost, and estranged from their Creator, under the sentence of death, and in need of salvation. We believe in the resurrection of all people: those who are saved to everlasting blessedness with the Lord, and those who are lost to eternal separation from God.
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit through the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people. Only those who repent and believe in Jesus Christ, are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life and become the children of God. This salvation is by God’s grace and not a result of human effort.
We believe that the church, the “body of Jesus Christ,” is composed of all those of every nation who through saving faith have entered into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. God has committed to the church the task of making Jesus Christ known throughout the world. We believe that local congregations of baptized believers exist to equip the body of Christ by worship, prayer, teaching, fellowship, and service.
Marriage and God’s Design for Male and Female Roles
We believe that the institution of marriage and the biblical roles of manhood and womanhood are ordained and designed by God. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union as delineated in Scripture. We believe any form of sexual immorality is sinful and offensive to God. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, living in, condoning, or supporting sexual immorality; practicing a homosexual lifestyle or an alternative gender identity; or promoting such practices.
The Christian Life - the Way of Love
We believe that the way of love and reconciliation as fulfilled by Jesus Christ is God‘s way for His people. The people of God are called to value all human life as sacred, alleviate suffering, confront injustice, work for peace in all relationships, and live as responsible stewards of the earth’s resources.