Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

We’re about loving God, loving people, seeking truth, and being real. Worshiping God should be part of everyday, ordinary, walking around life… woven into who we are and what we do. Read below for more information on our specific beliefs.

About God

God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. He has and does exist eternally in three distinct personalities: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory and have the same attributes and perfections. These three separate entities compose the One essence, God.

Genesis 1:1; Genesis 21:33; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the one and only perfect Son of God yet equal with God. He came to earth, born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sinless human life. He was the sacrifice for every human’s sin. He died on a cross and rose from the dead on the third day. He ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of God and will one day return to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords and to judge the living and the dead.

Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:15; 1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and Son. He is the teacher, comforter, and intercessor who indwells the believer from the moment of conversion. He enables and empowers the believer to live abundantly and to understand spiritual truth. The Christian seeks to live under His influence and guidance daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 5:3-4; Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; 12:11; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 2 Timothy 1:14

About People

All people are created equal by God and in His image and likeness. However, through Adam’s sin all people inherit a sinful nature and are separated from God. Men and women possess the ability to perform moral acts of kindness toward one another, but spiritually, are depraved due to the inherited sinful nature, and are unable to redeem themselves. Redemption comes only through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-9; Isaiah 53:6; 59:2; Romans 3:9; 3:22-23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3; 2:12

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God, which cannot be inherited by human merit or work. Salvation is by God’s grace and through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation occurs at the point of belief and confession. Forgiveness of sin is available through the atoning death of Christ who alone is able to place us in right relationship with God. Believers possess complete assurance of eternal life. Saving faith manifests in the believer a desire to produce good fruit and to be obedient. Believers do not “work” for God in order to be saved. They “work” for God because they are saved.

John 1:12-13; 3:16; 14:6; Romans 5:1; 5:8; 6:23; 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; 2 Timothy 1:9-10; 1 John 1:9; 2:3-6; 3:4-10; 5:11-13; Jude 1:4

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s inspired revelation to humans. Various human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote the Bible. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the scriptures were written without error. They are a completely infallible and reliable source of truth and an immeasurable resource for daily living.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 119:160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; Hebrews 4:12

About the Church

We are the Church. We are to represent Christ with gentleness, love, and humility. Jesus is the true light of the world and believers should reflect that light in relation to unbelievers and each other.

Matthew 16:16-18; 24:30-31; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 12:27; Ephesians 2:19-22; Colossians 3:11-17; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Peter 3:15

About Baptism

Baptism is a symbol of identification with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism is a complete immersion in water and is done after a person has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We believe Jesus set the example of Baptism for us in Matthew 3:13-17. Baptism does not save us, but rather it is an act of obedience on the part of the believer showing the world they are a follower of Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:4; Titus 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17

About the Lord’s Supper

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Communion) in remembrance of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The bread represents His body, which was broken for us. The juice represents His blood, which was shed for us. We encourage all those who have made Jesus their personal Savior to celebrate with us. For a person who doesn’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, or one who is living in rebellion, the Lord’s Supper will have no meaning.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Romans 12:1; 1 John 1:9; Matthew 5:23-24

About Eternity

We believe man will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or exist eternally with God through the acceptance of His forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is to exist in Hell. To exist with God is to have eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15