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OUR THEOLOGY

Our theology is simply what we believe about God. If we are truly growing in a relationship with him, it is important to know who he is. Our goal is to base our core values in the Bible, the inspired word of God that tells a grand story that leads to Jesus. To learn more about how we carry out these principles practically, click here

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TENETS OF FAITH

 

1. God

We believe in one trinitarian God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, creator of all things, who alone is to be worshiped.

 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, was crucified, died, buried, and resurrected on the third day. He ascended, is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, and is true God and true man.

We believe in the personal, consubstantial Holy Spirit, that dwells in and transforms the individual upon believing.

Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Matthew 28:19; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; 2 Corinthians 13:14

2. Scripture

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, a unified narrative pointing to King Jesus, the Christ, and our rule of faith and conduct.

1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16

3. Salvation

We believe in the rescuing from sin and death by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross at Calvary, by which we obtain remission of sins. We are saved from a life of death to a new life in community around Jesus.

Romans 5:1,11; Ephesians 2:8,9; Hebrews 9:12,22

4. The Kingdom of God

We believe in the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ. He will return to judge the living and the dead in the age to come, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe the kingdom came in the body and works of King Jesus the Christ, and that this kingdom was established and has become accessible through his death and resurrection, is being revealed, and will fully be revealed upon Jesus' return.

We anticipate the resurrection of the dead and new creation in the world to come.

John 5:24; 3:16; 14:2-3; Mark 9:43-48; Colossians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20-22

5. The Church

We believe that there is one true ecumenical, catholic church, called to unity, made up of believers, composed of many local churches in given localities. These churches are under the sovereign headship of the Lord, Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the gospel.

We believe believers of Jesus as Lord are called to live life together as the salt and light of the Earth, reflecting the truth and love of God to the world together.

We believe the church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, and each believer is an integral

functioning member. The church community is a spiritual family composed of sons and daughters of God.

Matthew 16:18; 18:15-20; Acts 15:22; Ephesians 2:21-22; 3:16

6. Sacraments and lifestyle

We believe in personal and corporate sanctification through the reading of scripture and the practice of the sacraments, by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the sacrament of baptism, in accordance with Jesus’ command, as an important, immediate declaration of the lordship of Jesus Christ, that seals our identity as members of the body of Christ.

We believe in the sacrament of the Eucharist as the participation of the Lord's supper, in which we take the body and bread of Christ, in a renewing, unifying act of anticipation for the kingdom.

We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, in the gifts of the Spirit, and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We believe that all are available to believers.

We believe in intensive world-evangelization and missionary work in accordance with the great commission.

We believe in the continual pursuit of Christlikeness, and in growing Christ in us, through reading the scripture, living in community, practicing spiritual disciplines, worshiping and obeying God, and following direction from the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:4-36; 19:1-6; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1; 12-14; Ephesians 5:18

 

CREEDS

As a Protestant Evangelical church, we hold firmly to the creeds of the Christian faith that have been handed down over centuries.

The Apostle's Creed

We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.


We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
We descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
We ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
We will come again to judge the living and the dead.


W believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of the saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
We confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen

 

OUR FATHER

Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name;

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us;

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

And the power, and the glory,

Forever. Amen.

 

THE KINGDOM OF GOD