What is the Bible?
We believe the Bible is completely true from beginning to end without error. We believe it to be verbally inspired by God and the final authority for faith and life (Exodus 24:4; Psalm 19:7-10; 2 Tim 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25).
Who is God?
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14). We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he became a man who lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, died on a cross for the sins of the world, and was raised to life again three days later (Isaiah 7:14; 53; Luke 1:35, Mark 15:25, 37-38, Matthew 28:5-8). The Holy Spirit indwells and seals every believer at the moment of saving faith, convicts people of sin, brings new life to sinners, and guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for Godly living. The baptism of the Holy Spirit happens at the moment of saving faith (John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14).
What is man’s problem?
We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God for fellowship with Him. However, due to the sinful disobedience of man, this relationship was broken and cannot be repaired through human effort. It is only through the free gift of salvation from God through Jesus Christ that we can be restored to fellowship with Him ( Genesis 1:27-30; Genesis 3; Romans 1:19-32; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22).
What is Salvation?
We believe salvation is a gift of God based on His grace and received by faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus died on the cross for the sins of all men and offers salvation to all who turn from their sin and who place their faith in Him (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:23; 6:23; 10:9-10; Titus 2:11-14). Those genuinely saved are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever. This security is not to be taken for granted, nor is it to be used as a license to sin (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30;Galatians 5:13).
What is the Church?
We believe the church is a spiritual organism made up of believers in Jesus Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving one another, loving our city and loving our world. Additionally, we believe that it is the church’s responsibility and privilege to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. (Acts 14:27; I Timothy 3:1-3; Titus 1:5-11; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8 ).