STATEMENT OF FAITH

“I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; on the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the one holy church both visible and invisible, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.”
— Apostle’s Creed

STATEMENT OF FAITH

GOD’S WORD

I believe the Bible is God’s Words and it is without error and never changes. We affirm all 66 books of the Bible, from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The Bible is completely sufficient for all of life and is where we build our life upon. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

GOD

God has always been, and always will be. He created every part of the universe. He is one God existing in three persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1 , Matthew 28:19)

JESUS

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was born of a virgin. He walked the earth as fully God and fully man, living a completely sinless life. He died on the cross to take the punishment of our sin. He rose from the dead three days later. He ascended and now sits at the right hand of God. Jesus is coming back again to rule and establish His Kingdom on earth.  (John 1:1-18, Hebrews 9:28)

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. After Jesus ascended into Heaven, God sent the Holy Spirit to be our counselor, comforter, and keeper. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sins, and equips the believer for ministry and life. The Holy Spirit lives inside of all believers and testifies to the will of God. (Genesis 1:2Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:13-14)

SALVATION

I believe that salvation is only through Jesus Christ. We are saved by grace through faith, not by our own good deeds but through Jesus’ righteousness and shed blood on the cross. We are all sinners who are in desperate need of grace. (Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-9)

OUR PURPOSE

I believe that the sole purpose of our life on earth is know Christ and make Him known. We are to preach the gospel and make disciples to the ends of the earth. (John 17:3, Matthew 28:16-20)

MARRIAGE

I believe that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman. The marriage bed is sacred and sex is a gift of God between a husband and wife in the confines of marriage. I believe that the wife should love and submit to her husband as the church loves and submits to Christ. I also believe that the husband should love his wife as Christ laid down His life for the church. (Ephesians 5:22-33)

THE CHURCH
I believe in the importance of the local church. We were created to live in community, spurring one another on to good deeds. The church is not a building, but the body of believers who live on mission together. Each believer has specific gifts that contribute to the whole body and the furthering of the gospel. (Hewbrews 10:24, 1 Corinthians 12)