what we believe

The Gospel 

We believe God created mankind to have a personal relationship with Him. However, in the Garden of Eden, sin entered the world through Adam (Genesis 1-3). Therefore, man has sinned and fallen short of God's glory (Romans 3:23). Though sin entered the world through one man, salvation entered through God's Son, Jesus. Jesus offered His grace and redemption by dying on the Cross for our sins. All who call on His name will be saved (Romans 5:17, 10:13)! 

SALVATION 

Salvation is offered only through Jesus Christ.  There is no other name by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12). We understand salvation as God's gift to mankind. It cannot be earned, nor bought. Through God's grace alone, we have been saved through faith (Ephesians 2:8). Salvation is offered to anyone who is willing to declare with their mouth and believe in their heart that God raised Christ from the dead (Romans 10:9).  

the church    

The church is both local and global--consisting of men and women seeking the Lord and His call to discipleship. The New Testament church walks in community with one another in order to spread the Gospel. Just like the body has many parts, so does everyone in the church have gifts and roles to play in seeking to spread the Gospel and encourage other believers. (Ephesians 4:13 + 1 Corinthians. 12-31). 

 

God's Word 

We hold the Bible to be God's Word. It is perfect, true, alive, and active (Psalm 19:7). The Bible is not a mere book; rather, it judges our thoughts, teaches, rebukes, corrects and trains us in righteousness, so that we might be equipped for every good work (Hebrews 4:12-13, 2 Timothy 3:17). Ultimately, the Bible is written to reveal God's plan and character. Only from understanding the Great I AM do we understand who we are.  

 the trinity 

We recognize God as the Father (John 6:27), the Son (John 1:1), and the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16) as the same God. Each possess different characteristics and roles, but are not divided or separate. God is Creator (Genesis 1), sovereign over all. His Son, Jesus, came to earth to pay the price for mankind's sin. While on earth, Jesus promised believers the Holy Spirit--our comforter who lives and dwells within us after Christ's ascension into Heaven (John 15:26). 

The great commission

The Great Commission is not a suggestion, but a love-filled command. Believers in Christ are called to "go and make disciples of every nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything Christ commanded" (Matthew 18:19-20). This means we are called to deliver the Good News of Jesus everywhere we are--whether that's half-way around the world or in math class.