We believe Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
Our beliefs guide and inspire our mission to see all people raised to life in Christ. Here’s what we believe as a church.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God.
(Exodus 24:4, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
God has existed eternally as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God is the all-powerful creator and guides the world to the end He has planned. He is both just and loving; wrathful yet compassionate. He is faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is at the same time completely human and completely God. He lived a perfect life, paid the penalty for sin through His death on the cross, and defeated death through His resurrection. Through Him people are raised to life!
The Holy Spirit
Those who are raised to life in Christ experience the presence of the Holy Spirit. He guides, convicts, and reveals. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Man is made in the image of God and was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated from Him through sinful disobedience. Only through Jesus Christ can man attain a right relationship with God. Every human is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Jesus will return in victory for His children. He will judge every person and complete the Father's plan of redemption that was put into action in response to our sin. He will make all things new!
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist eternally either separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is life in Heaven. Both Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
The church is the community of believers throughout history, unified through faith in Christ. We are committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and to bringing the Gospel to this world. The church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation and to identify oneself with God's people. God commands it, but our salvation does not rely upon it. We practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.