What We Believe
What We Believe
We believe in God as revealed in the Bible, the only true God, infinite in power, wisdom and goodness, who reveals Himself as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three equal, distinct yet inseparable persons.
We believe the Father is the creator, ruler and preserver of all things. He is infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness and love and He has provided the means by which people may enjoy a relationship with Him and freedom from evil.
We believe Jesus Christ, the Son, is fully God and fully human, born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is through Jesus Christ, and his sacrifice, that we are saved from our sin and brought into right relationship with God the Father.
We believe the Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of sin, righteousness and judgment. The Spirit leads people through faithful response to the gospel and lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. The Spirit endows each believer with spiritual gifts according to His will and enables and empowers Christ Followers to live a life that reveals the grace and truth of God.
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the only written Word of God, inspired by God and written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the guide and final authority for faith and conduct of Christ Followers and reveals all that is necessary for knowing God’s will, salvation and Christian growth.
We believe People are made in the image of God, the supreme object of God’s creation. All people are born with an attitude of rebellion toward God called sin, which separates people from God so powerfully that people are not capable of a positive response to God. Only through the work of God can people be saved from the corruption of sin and restored to the relationships which God has intended for us.
We believe God offers forgiveness through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Forgiveness cannot be earned through good works or religious ceremony, it is a gift for all people who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ. By accepting forgiveness through Jesus we are made right with God and made new by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ by God the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit, and in the resurrection of the dead.
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, made up of all who believe in Jesus, and, though imperfect, the Church is the agency through which God can and does work in this world.