What we believe
In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.
(17th century German Lutheran theologian, Rupertus Meldenius)
WE BELIEVE the Scripture of the Old and New Testament are inspired by God and inerrant in the original text. Scripture is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. Scripture is useful to believers for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness.
WE BELIEVE in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of the Holy Spirit as a Person distinct from the Father and Son, and possessing all of the divine attributes. He exalts Christ, convicts people of sin, enlightens, gifts, and empowers believers and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God and that the whole human race fell in the fall of the first Adam and was alienated from God. Only through faith, trusting in Christ alone for salvation, which was made possible by His death and resurrection, are we reconciled to God.
WE BELIEVE in the eternal life of the saved with God in heaven and the eternal separation of the lost in hell.
WE BELIEVE the Lord Jesus is coming again to this earth, personally, bodily, and visibly to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
WE BELIEVE in the biblical definition of and instructions pertaining to sexual ethics in all circumstances and in the biblical definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman for one lifetime.
WE BELIEVE that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.
WE BELIEVE that all human beings are made in the image of God and thus endowed with intrinsic value. Therefore, we believe in promoting respect for and protecting the worth and dignity of every individual human being, born or unborn, including unborn children from conception; those newly born; persons with disabilities; the elderly; and other vulnerable people, especially those who cannot defend themselves.
WE BELIEVE God longs for everyone to experience His love and joyfully offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through the free gift of His son, Jesus Christ.