Statement of Faith

We believe that all of the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is our perfect and inspired, God breathed guide in which God, the Triune creator of all things, has revealed Himself and how to live in a manner that is both pleasing to Him and leads to the greatest flourishing for humanity.  We believe that People, who are created in God's image to worship God, have instead sinned against God by rejecting His self-revelation and rebelling against His commands.  Yet, Salvation has been offered to all people through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and is rooted God's Grace and linked necessarily to the response of Repentance and Faith and a life lived in accordance with the Calling we have received as Christians.  God's work of salvation continues on in Sanctification, which is the creating of Christ-like character and behavior in the Christ follower, all through the guiding, personal presence of the Holy Spirit who indwells all believers. Believers are United to One Another in Christ, and are commanded to pursue reconciliation and faithfully preach the Gospel to the world until Christ returns.  Believers are also called to join themselves in membership to a local Christian congregation. 

What is the Gospel?

The Gospel is the good news of God’s grace invading the darkness of this world. It is the grand narrative of creation, fall, redemption and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. Christ’s death on the cross is the heart of the Gospel. His resurrection is the power of the Gospel. His ascension is the glory of the Gospel.

Christ’s death is a substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. It also demonstrates His mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which men can be saved. At the heart of all sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed sinners have in glorifying God because of what He has accomplished. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts and ministry to proceed from and be related to the Gospel.