Core Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for Christian faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:20-21Psalm 119:105)

The Person of God

God is the eternal and true God who exists in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He has revealed Himself as the Creator, as Righteous in all things, and Perfection in all things. (Genesis 1:1Psalm 90:2Matthew 28:192 Corinthians 13:141 Peter 1:2)

Jesus Christ

Jesus is God, the Son. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and was crucified as a sacrifice for our sins. He was bodily resurrected from the dead (which was witnessed by more than 500 people) and returned (ascended) to heaven to prepare a place for those who accept Him as Savior and Lord. He will come again to receive His Church unto Himself. (Matthew 1:22-23Isaiah 9:6Hebrews 4:14-151 Corinthians 15:3-4Romans 1:3-4Titus 2:13Acts 1:9-11John 1:1-5John 14:10-30)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, who convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgment. Upon conversion, He resides in the believer, and is our teacher. He is the power to live the Christ-like life and is our guarantee of our salvation. (Acts 1:8Ephesians 5:181 Corinthians 2:121 Corinthians 3:16John 16:7-13John 14:16-17Galatians 5:22-25)

People

Men and women were created in God’s image. We are all sinners by choice and thus condemned by our own sin against God. At the same time we are the most valuable thing in all of God’s Creation. We have never met a human being that God did not desperately love and care about. By acceptance of God’s plan, we can be saved, our sins forgiven and we can become His children. (Genesis 1:27Romans 3:23Romans 5:8Romans 6:23Romans 10:9-10Acts 2:36-39)

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ on earth. Christ is the head of His Church. The Church, as a Body, is made up of many parts (People) who have become Christians through faith, repentance, confession and baptism into Him. We not only belong to God, we belong to each other. (Romans 121 Corinthians 12Ephesians 4)

Eternal Life

Some day Jesus will return to take His Church (Bride) home. He, at that time, will raise the dead and judge the world. Every person who is a Christian (washed in His Blood) will live with Him forever. (John 14:1-31 Thessalonians 4:13-18Matthew 24:36-51)