What We Believe

Statement of Faith

The Bible

The Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, is God’s eternal, inerrant word given to human beings. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for what we believe and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

God

God is the all knowing, all powerful and ever present creator and ruler of the universe, existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are co-equal members of one Godhead.

Satan 

Satan is a fallen angel who is the open and declared enemy of God and His creation and who will be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire.

Humanity

Human beings, both male and female, are made in the image of God and are created to have a personal relationship with Him. But because of Adam’s original sin we have all been born as sinners, separated from God and condemned to spiritual death. As such we are unable to remedy this lost condition on our own.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was fully man and fully God who lived a sinless life on earth. He was voluntarily crucified for us, suffering God’s righteous wrath toward sin. He rose from the dead to defeat death and ascended to Heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father to intercede for us.   He will return one day in victory to reign forever.

Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God that is offered freely to all who repent of their sin and trust in Jesus Christ, who by His Own blood shed on the cross, obtained eternal redemption for all believers. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He convicts people of their sin and their need for Jesus Christ as Savior. He lives in every Christ follower from the moment of salvation and seals them until the day of redemption. He comforts, equips and empowers each believer for spiritual growth, worship and service.

The Local Church

The local church is the community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. The role of the church is to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world, to teach believers to live out Christ’s teachings, and to equip them for service.

Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin in hell, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation in heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

We want to GROW deep in our relationship with God, GROW up into mature followers of Christ as we GROW out with the gospel message of Jesus Christ.