What We Believe

We believe

In one God who has expressed Himself in personal ways.  We know God’s personality as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe

The Bible communicates God’s saving message and is our reliable authority in all matters related to faith and Christian living.

We believe

That all humankind struggles with a downward pull toward sin.

We believe

That unless we experience God’s help and salvation through a faith commitment to Jesus Christ, our future is one of eternal separation from God and all that is good.

We believe

The love and grace of God is extended to every person in the provision Jesus Christ made through His death and resurrection.  By turning from our own selfishness and by trusting  Jesus Christ, we experience a new life, being freed from the old  patterns of self-destructive acts called sin.

We believe

Our new life in Jesus Christ is the gateway to transformation.  Following our moment of faith in Jesus, we believe there is another moment in which we present our life completely to Christ in order to live under His authority and to experience His transforming power.

We believe

That Christian experience is more than a change  of mind.  It is accompanied by assurance that is grounded in both the Scriptures as well as the   inner and outer witness of God’s Spirit.

We believe

That all who live for Jesus Christ have an eternal future in heaven.  Our belief in such a future includes both the fulfillment of God’s creative purpose as well as the accountability of all persons endowed with the power of choice.