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W H A T  W E  B E L I E V E 

Faith Basics

  • God is the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; One in Essence and Three in Persons. We recognize and worship Him as one God.

  • Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. He died, arose after three days in the tomb, and now sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding on our behalf.

  • The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead who teaches and comforts the believer. We believe in His work, power, fruit, and gifts. It’s the power of God’s Holy Spirit that helps us do the right things. We are not strong enough to live the Christian life on our own.

  • The Bible is the perfect and divinely inspired Word of God. The sixty-six canonical books of the Bible, as originally written, provide the only foundation of Christian faith and practice, government, and discipline.

  • We are saved by grace, through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who forever paid the price for our sin. That faith is evident in our lives through right thinking and actions.

  • Christian baptism is immersion of the believer in water. It's an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in the Savior's death, burial, and resurrection. It represents the believer's death to sin, burial of his or her own life, and the resurrection to walk in the newness of life in Christ. 1 Peter 3:21

  • The Church is the Body of Christ and uniquely exists to extend the love of God to the world around us, through both our words and our work, and to lead believers toward spiritual maturity as followers of Christ.

  • The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is coming back visibly to the earth, to judge the living and the dead. The wicked will receive eternal punishment, as the reward of their evil deeds. Christ will reward those who trust and serve Him, and we will rule and reign with Him for eternity.

  • Generosity is an evidence of our gratitude and obedience to God's plan for our lives. We are all called to be faithful in biblical generosity and tithing. God really wants our hearts, and Jesus taught that our hearts are always where our treasure is. (Matthew 6:21) Tithing (10%) is a biblical principal for generosity. It is a great place to begin to trust God for His provision. (Matthew 23:23) We want to encourage you to start where you are and grow into a life of generosity as the Lord provides.

  • According to Genesis 1:26-27, God created mankind in two specific genders. "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

  • Marriage is the uniting of one man and one women in covenant commitment. It is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the women in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.

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