What We Believe
God, the creator and ruler of the universe, eternally exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like God in character, and to be in relationship with God. Although people have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates us from the relationship with God we were intended to enjoy.
About Salvation through Jesus Christ
The only way to restore our relationship with God is by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross to take our punishment. He rose from the dead and will return to earth to rule forever. We will exist eternally, either separated from God by sin or united with God by faith – personally choosing to trust in the gift of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. God’s saving grace – not our human effort – is the way to a Christ-filled eternity.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, makes people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in Christ-followers from the moment of salvation, equipping and empowering them for personal growth and service in the church and in the world.
About the Church
The church is the community of people who have made Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior. The role of the church is to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world, to teach Christ’s followers to live out His teachings, and to equip us for service both in the church and in a hurting world.
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s eternal Word to humanity. 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 the way we live. It is wholly without error.