What We Believe


Essentials. Doctrines. Preferences.
“In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity.”Rupertus Meldenius (often attributed to Augustine)

Essentials: areas of teaching that all true Christians accept as true and essential for faith and practice.
Doctrines: areas of teaching that a particular denomination or local church considers biblically accurate and significant.
Preferences: areas of teaching that reflect style, taste, and familiarity; but not binding for all.

Essentials

We Believe the sixty-six books of the Bible are fully inspired by God (“God-breathed”), without error in the original manuscripts, and God’s special revelation to mankind.
(John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:16-21)

We Believe the Bible is the authority and guide for all faith and practice.
(Psalm 119:9-16, 105-112; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:17)

We Believe the Bible constitutes the divine rule by which all people will be held accountable.
(John 12:47-50)

We Believe God is triune, eternally existing as one in essence, yet in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; John 17; 16:26)

We Believe God is one.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; John 17:2)

We Believe the Father, Son, and Spirit are equal in all power and authority.
(John 6:27; 20:28; 16:14)

We Believe Jesus is the 2nd person in the Trinity.
(Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 5:3-5)

We Believe Jesus is “God in the Flesh”.
(John 1:1, 14; Romans 9:5; Philippians 2:5-6)

We Believe Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary as a real man; that He is fully God and fully Man.
(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:6-14; Galatians 4:4-5)

We Believe this birth made him the perfect substitute and atoning sacrifice for our sins.
(Isaiah 53:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

We Believe Jesus rose up from the grave on the third day.
(Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4)

We Believe His resurrection is proof that all true believers will rise as well.
(1 Corinthians 15:20; John 6:39)

We Believe humankind was created in God’s image.
(Genesis 1:27; 2:7; 9:6)

We Believe Adam rebelled against God and passed sin to all of humankind.
(Genesis 3; Romans 5:12-14)

We Believed sin has ruined humankind and creation; and has separated us from God.
(Romans 7:18; 8:19-23; Ephesians 2:1-3)

We Believe the human race is spiritually lost and separate from God because of sin.
(Genesis 3; Romans 3:23; 5:12-21; 6:23)

We Believe salvation comes only by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. (John 3:16; Romans 3:23; 5:8; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 3:18)

We Believe Jesus will come back to earth the way he left. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

We Believe the day of his return is not for us to know, but it could happen at any time. (Mark 13:33-37; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6)

We Believe God will assign people to their eternal destination in the last days. (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29)

We Believe those who have chosen to rebel will be assigned to hell; a place of eternal torment. (Matthew 5:29-30; Revelation 20:10,15)

We Believe that those who have accepted the promises of God by faith will be assigned to heaven. (John 14:1-2; Revelation 21:1-4)

Association and Netwok


Our Vision


  • Connector.

    Gathering

    to glory in God through collective worship.

  • Connector.

    Growing

    in the grace of God through authentic community.

  • Connector.

    Going

    out with the gospel of God through missional action.

Theological Undergirding for our Vision Statement

A Prayer Saturated Perspective