Statement of Faith

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible to be the true, inspired and authoritative Word of God.

We believe that God created mankind in his own image as good and innocent. Through Adam’s disobedience all have inherited a sinful nature which results in separation from God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His imminent personal return in power and glory.

We believe salvation is a gift from God freely offered to mankind by grace. It is received through personal repentance from sin, accompanied by faith in the person; and finished work of Jesus Christ. There is nothing we can do to earn this salvation.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. The Christian is enabled to live a godly life through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that those in right relationship with God will be raised form the dead into eternal life in the presence of God. Those who have rejected God’s forgiveness through his Son will suffer an eternal agonizing separation from God.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe humans are made in God’s image. Each human being is of infinite value and is to be cared for and nurtured. We should relate to others in love and justice — opposing that which destroys, oppresses, demeans, or manipulates, and fostering that which restores, upbuilds, and affirms. God’s plan for the human family calls for wholesome, growing relationships among all persons; it forbids abusive and destructive behavior.

We believe God gave human sexuality a good place in creation. Being either male or female is integral to who we are and in a complementary way provides for the full expression of our humanity. God has given standards for the expression of our sexuality that are necessary for proper relationships among people. Human sexuality is affirmed within the chaste, single life, or a lifelong marriage between a man and a woman.

These statement are a summary of our doctrinal beliefs. On a more comprehensive level, we affirm the principles of Christianity as expressed in the Lausanne Covenant.