Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our church. The following statement is a brief summary of our core beliefs. Please let us know if you would like more information.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. It is inspired by God and it is living and active in our lives as we receive it and put it into practice. In it, we come to know the God who created us and loves us. In it, we seek the will of God for our lives and we find direction, wisdom, encouragement, and hope. It is the final authority in our lives and church.
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12-13, 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God - God, the Son, who entered our world in human form to show us the Father and save us from our sins. We believe that forgiveness and hope are found in his death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus is our Savior and Lord and we look forward to his second coming as we follow him each day.
- Luke 1:35, John 1:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:1-5, Philippians 2:5-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
We believe that everyone has sinned. Each of us has followed our own selfish, sinful desires and been separated from God. We were without hope until Jesus offered his life on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins to bring us back to God.
- Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
We believe that we are saved from our sins by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ. The faith that saves us is a faith that moves us to turn away from our sins, to confess Jesus as Lord, and submit our lives to him in baptism (immersion in water). When we call on the name of the Lord in baptism, our sins are washed away and we are filled with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
- Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 2:38-41, Acts 22:16, Colossians 2:11-12
The Christian Life
We believe that we are saved for a life of service that honors God and helps others with the gifts provided by the Holy Spirit.
- Ephesians 2:10, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
We believe that the Christian life is lived in community, in relationship with other believers in the church. We follow the practice of the earliest churches who met on Sunday because it was the “Lord’s Day,” the day that Jesus rose from the dead. We worship together and receive communion every week to remind ourselves of Jesus’ death which gives us life. We also give of our means, in proportion to our income with the tithe (10%) as a baseline to support the local work of our church and the kingdom of God throughout the world.
- Acts 2:41-47, Acts 20:7, Revelation 1:10, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Malachi 3:10, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
The Mission of the Church
We believe that the mission of the church is to help others know Jesus as their Savior and Lord. As we follow him, we reach out to others and invite them to come along with us. We want everyone to experience the full life that Jesus promised, to escape the penalty of Hell and to enjoy the pleasure of Heaven.
- Matthew 28:18-20, John 10:10, Matthew 25:31-46
The Leadership of the Church
We believe that the church is to be locally led by elders, mature men of faith who serve as overseers and shepherds of the congregation. They are assisted by ministers who teach us, equip us, and lead our outreach to the community. Following the New Testament example, we are an independent Christian church. We belong to a brotherhood of like-minded churches and seek unity with all those who follow Christ.
- Acts 14:23, Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, John 17:20-23