what we believe

About God  


There is one God, who has existed eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He created us. He loves us. He pursues us. He chose us. He longs for us to choose Him. He has a plan for our lives. (Genesis 1:1, Romans 8, Ephesians 1, Psalm 90, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)


About Jesus  


Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, God’s anointed. He is the Son of God and at the same time, He is God. He came to earth to offer himself for our sin and although He was killed, He defeated death by coming back to life when God raised Him. He ascended to heaven where He now sits at the right hand of God. He is coming back to claim those who have given their lives to Him. (Matthew 1, Isaiah 9, John 1, Romans 1, Acts 1)


About the Holy Spirit  


The Holy Spirit is equal with God the Father and God the Son. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, the Holy Spirit lives in us. His presence in this world convicts people of their need for Jesus. Because He lives in us, He is able to comfort and to lead us. He gives us the power to live for God. He brings us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness. He is our guarantee that God has not forgotten us. (II Corinthians 3, John 14, John 16, Acts 1, I Corinthians 2, Galatians 5, Ephesians 5)


About You  


God loves you! You were made to be with Him forever, never separated, never apart. That was God’s dream. You have always been on His mind; in fact the Bible says He created you in His image. He knows your name. Your sin separated you from God and His dream for you, yet God did not give up on you. To save you God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for you. He has always wanted an intimate relationship with you and has done everything He can to make that possible. (John 3, Genesis 1, Psalm 8, Isaiah 53, Romans 3, Isaiah 59)


About the Bible  


The Bible is God’s word to all people. It was written by more than 40 men and women who wrote as God directed them. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any error. It is our final authority in our understanding of God and life. It tells us the amazing plan of how much God loves us and how far He was willing to go to make sure we could live with Him forever. (II Timothy 3, II Peter 1, Proverbs 30, Psalm 119) 


About Salvation


God sent His Son, Jesus, to offer His sinless life as the payment for our sin. Salvation by His grace is a free gift from God. We receive and express this gift through our faith in Jesus and what He did for us on the cross. It is seen in our lives through confession, repentance and baptism. (I Corinthians 15, Romans 1, Ephesians 2, Romans 10, John 3, Acts 2)


About the Church  


Many people refer to a building as a ‘church,’ yet the church is actually God’s people. Jesus created the church when He redeemed us from sin by dying on the cross. The church is Christ's body on this earth. God adds people to His church when they accept His Son Jesus as their savior. The Holy Spirit empowers the Church (us!) to reach out to those who don’t know Christ. That’s our job…our mission as His church. (Ephesians 4)


About Forever  


God created us to live forever. You were made…for forever. The Bible teaches that how you live now will determine where you live forever. Jesus is coming back and He will take all those who have accepted Him to our forever home, to live with God. It is the day He will make all things new. (I Thessalonians 4, I John 3, John 3, Romans 6, Revelation 20)