What We Believe

The Bible

We place our confidence in the divinely inspired Word of God without error. It is completely reliable as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15–17; and 2 Peter 1:20–21

God the Father

We acknowledge the Creator-God as our heavenly Father, all-knowing, all-powerful and always present, yet intimately acquainted with each one of us.
Psalm 103:19; Matthew 28:19; and 1 Peter 1:2.

The Lord Jesus Christ

We claim Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. He who is fully God came to earth as a man, lived a sinless life, died to pay in full the penalty we owed for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will come again someday.
John 1:1–3, 14; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:1–3; and 1 John 5:11–12

The Holy Spirit

We recognize the Holy Spirit as the third member of the Trinity who is constantly at work, convicting those who’ve sinned, comforting those who hurt and guiding those who believe in Christ.
John 14:26; Acts 1:5, 8; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; and Ephesians 1:13–14

The Depravity of Humanity

We confess that we are all sinners, by birth and by choice. Our relationship with a holy, sinless God can only be restored through Christ’s work of salvation.
Genesis 3; Jeremiah 17:9; and Romans 3:10–18, 23; 5:12

Salvation

We believe that God’s free gift of salvation is available to everyone. Those who accept it by faith, apart from works, receive the forgiveness of their sins and experience a restored relationship with God which results in permanent life-change.
John 3:16; Romans 10:9–10; 1 Corinthians 15:1–5; and Ephesians 1:4–12; 2:8–9

The Return of Christ

We anticipate our Lord’s promised return which could occur at any moment.
1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–12; Hebrews 9:28; and Revelation 19:11–16

Eternity

We are convinced that at the end of time, believers will enter into everlasting communion with God and unbelievers will be condemned to everlasting separation from God.
John 11:23–27; 1 Corinthians 15:51–57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; and Revelation 20:4–21:5

The Body of Christ

We are grateful to be a part of the church universal, which exists to proclaim God’s truth, to stimulate spiritual growth, to facilitate healthy relationships and to bring glory to God.
Acts 2:41–47; Philippians 2:1–4; and Hebrews 10:24–25