About God

The one true living God is eternally Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinct in their relations to one another and the same in substance, power and glory. He is completely pure without evil or malice. He is righteous and just, and He is loving and merciful, and no facet of His character diminishes another.

About Jesus

Jesus is God’s Son who was born as a man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, and was raised from the dead so that He could restore our broken relationship with God the Father. He now sits at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is given to every follower of Christ to guide, comfort, convict, and adopt us into the family of God. He helps us grow into Christ-likeness by producing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, and He gives us spiritual gifts to empower us to meet the needs of God’s people and a hurting world.

About the Bible

The Bible is inspired and given by God to reveal Himself to people. As the Bible reveals the truth about God, it is without error and is the conclusive authority for our beliefs and how we should live.

About Salvation

We were created in the image of God to have community with Him and represent Him on earth. However, through a willful act of disobedience, we were separated from Him. The Father sent Jesus to redeem us through an act of atonement which culminated with Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. This gave us the opportunity to trade our sin for His righteousness through faith. Jesus’ sacrifice is the only means for our salvation and reconciliation with the Father.

About the Church

The followers of Jesus everywhere in the world are the universal church. The local church provides each follower with a necessary place for mutual worship, instruction in God's will and ways, as well as a place to serve the Lord, people in the church and in the community. The church is to tell everyone who Jesus is and what He has done. The church demonstrates to people what the kingdom of God is like as its members help people change to become more like Jesus. This is done through preaching and teaching the Bible and through mentoring relationships in local churches.

We value...

... the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. Given to mankind through the Holy Spirit to build us up, and to comfort, correct and guide us through life.  

... the teaching of the Word of God.  We believe God’s design for the church is to receive its teachings on a regular basis. Also, we believe the Word may be expressed through vocal gifts of the Holy Spirit such as prophecy, words of knowledge and wisdom, tongues, and the interpretation of tongues.  

... the opportunity to worship God publicly and corporately. Worship is the act of giving God the glory and praise that is due Him. It includes (but is not limited to): speaking or shouting praise, singing, dancing, clapping, and playing instruments.  

... spiritual growth in the lives of believers. The ultimate goal for every believer is to be transformed into the image of Christ, which is accomplished by the application of the Word of God through faith.  

... the church’s role as “salt and light” to the earth. Therefore, we speak out against social, racial, and economic injustice in our society. We also seek to take action to remedy such injustices whenever possible.

... leadership as it is seen in Scripture. Therefore, leaders must be called by God, full of faith, and reliable.

... the presence of God in our meetings. Because each believer brings his or her own measure of grace to gatherings, we believe that attendance and participation is the normal responsibility of each member of the church.

... the family as a God-ordained institution in which to know Him and a workplace of the Holy Spirit. We value the roles described in Scripture for husbands, wives, parents, children, and believe them to be the standard for family structure.

... the attitude and practice of financial faithfulness. This attitude starts with the belief that everything belongs to God, and that He supplies for all our needs. Therefore, we give tithes and offerings as a demonstration of our trust in Him.