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BELIEFS & VALUES

 

OUR BELIEFS:

 

 

THE BIBLE 
We believe that God wrote the Bible, through men, without error. The Old and New
Testaments, in their entirety, constitute the written Word of God and are therefore
without error. They were written by men through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and
are consequently fully authoritative in all matters for the follower of Jesus.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18)

 

 

GOD IS THREE IN ONE 
We believe that God exists eternally in the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
There is one God, infinite, eternal and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, 
holiness, love, justice, goodness and truth, eternally existing in three persons: Father, 
Son, and Holy Spirit, whose desire is that we should know him intimately and live a life
of fulfillment through the pursuit of his glory. 
(Genesis 1:1-3, Genesis 1:26, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 1:1-4)

 

GOD THE FATHER  
We believe that God the Father is the first person of the eternal, triune, God.
God the Father, by means of the Son, is the creator of all things. He spoke the universe
into existence, thereby creating the world out of nothing. Through his Word, He
sustains all of creation. He is the king of the universe, and his sovereign purposes
cannot be thwarted. He cannot lie, He keeps his covenant, and He works all things
together for good for those who love him. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, 
and all wise. In his unfathomable grace, He gave his Son, Jesus Christ, in order that the
world He loved might be saved. He made humanity for fellowship with himself, and
intended that all creation should live to the praise of his glory. God the Father is, 
therefore, the author of eternal salvation, having loved the world and having given his
Son for its redemption. 
(Genesis 1:1, Colossians 1:16,Numbers 23:19, Deuteronomy 7:9, Romans 8:28, 1
Chronicles 29:11, Romans 11:33, John 3:16,17, 1 John 4:7-10,Ephesians 1:12)

 

 

JESUS - GOD THE SON, THE SAVIOR, & HOPE
We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the eternal, triune God who
became a man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, was buried, and physically rose from
the grave to redeem sinful humanity. He is True God of True God, begotten not made. 
He became human; conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He made
his dwelling among us, living a full life without sin. his life and his death on the cross
provide the only atonement that fully satisfies the righteous requirements of God for
the sinner. The death of Jesus was a full and final payment for sin – redemptive, 
substitutional and efficacious. The historic fact of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is a
powerful witness to his deity and is humanity’s ultimate hope in God. Jesus Christ will
make a personal and imminent return to Earth. His return is a sanctifying “hope” which
has vital bearing on the life of every Christian. 
(John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter
1:3-5, Ephesians 2:1-10)

 

HOLY SPIRIT - GOD IS SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the eternal, triune God; that
the Holy Spirit is the supernatural agent in salvation, birthing all Christians into the
kingdom of God at conversion, thereby indwelling and sealing them until the day of
Jesus’ return. The Holy Spirit regenerates the lost through the life, death, and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is personal and divine, the third member of
the Godhead. He convicts the world of sin and its consequences. He brings repentance
and faith to the believer. He indwells the believer with the radical life of Jesus Christ. 
He gives gifts to every believer for mutual service within the body of Jesus. He unites
believers in the Body of Jesus and seals them in that relationship. He bears the fruit of
Christian character in the life of every believer. He guides, instructs, and empowers the
believer for Godly living and service. He is worshipped with the Father and the Son. 
(John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Titus 3:5) 

 

THE CHURCH - GOD’S PEOPLE
We believe that the church is a spiritual organism made up of all believers everywhere
for all time. All Christians in all times and in all places have been united into a single
body by an operation of God. This resultant union is called the Body of Jesus, the
Universal Church, which we recognize is made up of all people who have put their faith
in Jesus throughout history. 
(Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14) 

 

 

 

 

OUR CORE VALUES:

 

 

WORSHIP JESUS WITH ALL OF LIFE
 

GIVE GENEROUSLY AND GLADLY
 

LIVE ON MISSION INTENTIONALLY
 

TRAIN FOR MINISTRY
 

LEAD OTHERS FAITHFULLY
 

SERVE SELFLESSLY