What We Believe

The Bible is the Word of God

The Bible is inspired by God, serves as a trustworthy guide to life, and functions as the foundation for all we believe, say, and do. 2 Timothy 3:16

Jesus is the Son of God

Jesus is like no one else. Along with the Father and the Holy Spirit, Jesus is one of the three members of the Trinity. He is the Lord of all creation and Savior of the world, fully God and fully man. His virgin birth, sinless life, death, and Resurrection identify Him as the one and only Son of God, and we await His return. John 1, Colossians 1:13-20

The Gospel is the way to God

Though God created us to live in a harmonious relationship with Him, we turned away from Him. Through faith in Jesus, we have the opportunity to restore that relationship and experience a new life with God. John 3:16, John 14:6, Luke 9:23-24

The Church is the people of God

There is only one Church, which gathers in many locations and whose purpose is to lead people into a new way of life with Jesus through the leadership of the Holy Spirit. 1 Peter 2:9-10

The Significance of Our Beliefs

These four beliefs represent essential truths of our common faith. To remove any of them is to cease being distinctively Christian, to add others is to draw unnecessary dividing lines in the Body of Christ. We hold that the beliefs we share in common far outweigh those we hold as distinct. We also believe these common beliefs provide a solid foundation for our partnership in this mission.