Beliefs

Beliefs

Grounded in our Beliefs…Progressive in our Methods”

Creation:

God created humanity to be in loving relationship with Him, ultimately through a Savior.

Scripture:

God’s Word, the Bible, guides people to Himself and is the final standard of Truth.

Sovereignty:

God has a good and sovereign plan encompassing all events, people, and spiritual beings.

Rebellion:

God regards all people as disobedient, rebellious, separated from Him, and needing His forgiveness.

Jesus:

God’s Son, Jesus, came to earth, was fully God and fully Man, lived perfectly, died on a cross, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven.

Judgment:

God the Son will come again to bring the end of this world and eternal judgment.

Salvation:

God’s Son died to accomplish the forgiveness of sin and rose from the dead to accomplish the infilling of new life, applied by faith.

Grace:

God rescues people from death into life based on His initiative and grace.

Spirit:

God’s Spirit fills all who believe with daily strength, spiritual gifts, and enduring faith.

Church:

God intends for His Church to gather for worship, maintain purity, and spread the Gospel.

Union:

God has given Baptism and the Lord’s Supper to express a believer’s union with Christ and spiritual transformation.

Family:

God values the family unit and organizes His Church to reflect this model, both relationally and structurally.

Leadership:

God designs and equips all Christians for ministry and some to lead in the Church as elders and deacons.

Read our Expanded Doctrinal Statement (pdf)