Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

Our mission is to make Jesus famous by creatively helping people become His fully devoted followers. Our approach might be different from other churches but we still believe and maintain a conservative theological position. To read our position on social, moral, and liturgical issues, click here.

We believe the Bible is God’s Pure Word.

The Bible is inspired by God and is eternal. It has no errors and is incapable of being wrong. It was written by human authors who were supernaturally guided by the Holy Spirit to write it. The Bible has the final say on all our beliefs.

Mark 13:31; John 8:31, 32; 20:31; Acts 20:32; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe God is the Eternal Creator and Ruler of All.

There is one God who is perfect and exists as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal.

Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,3; 4:24; Romans 1:19,20; Ephesians 4:5, 6

We believe Jesus is the one and only Son of God.

Jesus is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless life and died on a cross to be the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of all those who choose to follow Him. He rose from the dead three days later, ascended into heaven, and will someday return to earth to make all things right, judge the living and the dead, and reign as King.

Matt. 1:18-25; 20:28; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 8:58; 20:28-31; Rom. 5:6-8; 6:9,10; 9:5; 8:46; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Tim. 3:16; 1 Peter 2:21-23; Heb. 7:25; Matthew 16:27; 24:29-31,36-51; Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 15:23-24; Hebrews 9:28

We believe all people need God’s grace.

All people are made in the image of God but are born with a natural tendency to disobey God. This disobedience is called “sin” and it separates us from God and causes many problems in the world.

Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3; Ecclesiastes 2:11; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23

We believe salvation is a free gift that we must accept.

We cannot earn salvation. We can never be good enough. In order to be saved, we must put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, turn from our sinful ways, and turn to a life of obedience to God. This is only made possible by the grace of God.

John 1:13; John 3:14-16; 5:24; Rom. 5:19; 8:1; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 John 1:9

We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian.

The Holy Spirit was sent to us after Jesus ascended into heaven. Only He can convince the world of our great need for a Savior. Once someone is saved, the Holy Spirit dwells in them and becomes their Helper and Guide into all truth. He makes us holy by giving us the power to turn from sin and be more like Jesus.

John 14:15-17, 26; 16:7-15; Romans 8:26; Galatians 5:22-23; Acts 1:8; 2:38; Isaiah 11:2; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Romans 8:9

We believe that the Church is the hope of the world.

The Church is made up of all believers and followers of Jesus Christ. God has chosen to reconcile the world to Himself through the Church. It is Jesus’ ordinance that all Christians take part in baptism and communion. Baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and publicly displays our faith in Him. Communion is a symbol of our unity as believers and a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice for us.

Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 2:47; Romans 12:5; 1 Timothy 3:15; Colossians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 12:13, 27; 1 Peter 2:9-10; Acts 2:38; John 3:5; Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 26:17-30; 1 Cor. 11:23-26

We believe that everyone will live eternally.

God made us as eternal beings. We will all exist forever but not all the same way. We will either exist separated from God by sin or with God through His forgiveness and salvation. Eternal separation from God is hell and to be eternally united with God is to live in the new heaven and new earth, completely free from sin, forever and ever.

Matt. 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5, 23; 2 Peter 3:13; John 3:16; 5:24; Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 21:1-8