We believe that a collection of authors were inspired by God to record the events of their situation and world for our benefit . In other words, the Bible, awhen interpreted well, guides us in most matters. When the Bible does not speak to an issue directly, we may accumulate information from the whole Bible and our experiences to arrive at a given answer.
We believe that the church is a collection of people who become the church as they live out the values that Jesus spoke about in the Bible. Jesus loved the church enough to die for it…despite all her imperfections. Therefore, we love the church too.
We believe God’s essence is found in the community of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three are directly or indirectly referred to as “God” in the Bible. The trinity informs us as how we are to live: loving one another, preferring one another, and honoring one another.
We believe that everyone who professes to be a follower of Jesus must be baptized into Christ. This is done by fully immersing one into water. In baptism, a Jesus follower identifies with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection to new life.
We believe that a person’s redemption is in Jesus alone. We are not permitted, according to Scripture, to determine the eternal destination of people—we choose to leave that up to God.
We believe God gives gifts (talents unique to you) for the purpose of expanding His family, the church. Therefore, everyone is to use those gifts for the glory of God in love and humility.
We believe that sin separates us from God and we are in need of God to remove the stain of sin from our souls. Christ’s finished work on the cross completed the work necessary for salvation and for the forgiveness of sins.
We believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ to the earth. No person knows when, we just know that it’s going to happen because the Bible explicitly teaches that all time climaxes in the return of Christ.