Our Beliefs

We believe in the eternal, essential truths of historic Christianity included in this document.
In God’s grace we seek to worship, grow and serve in unity with all true believers:
“In essentials, unity;
in nonessentials, liberty;
in all things, love.”

We believe the Bible to be true, fully reliable and the ultimate authority on faith and personal behavior (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21).

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2).

We worship the Creator God as our heavenly Father, infinitely perfect, and intimately acquainted with all our ways (1 Timothy 2:5; Ephesians 4:4-6).

We worship Jesus Christ as our eternal Lord, born through a miracle of the Holy Spirit, fully divine and fully human (Matthew 1:18; John 1:1, 14).

We worship the Holy Spirit, also fully divine, and actively at work within us convicting, convincing and comforting (John 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-15; Romans 8:9-27; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

We believe that God created humans to have fellowship with him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to restore our relationship with him (Romans 2:6-8, 3:23, 5:12).

We believe that Christ died for our sins, that he was physically raised from death and ascended to heaven (1 Corinthians 15:3-21), from where he will return to establish his promised global rule (Zechariah 14:4-9; Acts 1:10-11; Revelation 5:9-10, 19:11-16, 20:4-6).

We believe God’s free gift of salvation is for all who accept it through faith, apart from any human effort (Romans 3:24-28, 5:1-9; Ephesians 2:8-9).

We believe that we have an adversary and accuser in Satan, whose deceptive and destructive work Jesus came to destroy (1 John 3:8; Hebrews 2:14; John 8:44).

We celebrate baptism (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-4) and the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) as a visible expression of God’s great work for us.

We believe those who follow Jesus are called to enter a process of spiritual transformation, through which our lives progressively take on the character and priorities of Jesus as the Holy Spirit works within us (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:22-24; 1 Peter 2:2).

We believe God calls us to bring the good news of His grace to our community and our world (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21).