- God is eternal and exists as a Trinity of the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit, a wondrous and mysterious union of three-yet-one (John 1:1-3; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
- God is holy and perfectly consistent and trustworthy. He is the embodiment of love and truth (1 John 4:7-8; Psalm 102:25-28; Isaiah 6:3).
- God created all things and loves His creation (Genesis 1).
- He revealed Himself and His will for us in the Bible.
- As the fulfillment of prophecy and God’s plan, Jesus came in human form, lived a perfectly sinless life, and willingly died on the cross as a sacrifice that paid the debt for our sins (Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 3:25).
- He was resurrected after three days, conquering death, ascended to heaven before many witnesses, and now reigns from heaven as savior and king (1 Corinthians 15:17; Acts 1:9-11; Colossians 1:15-20).
- The Spirit is active in the world and actively dwells in the life of every baptized follower of Christ (Acts 2:38).
- He is given as a gift to disciples of Christ to empower, transform, comfort and guide us (John 12:26, 14:26; Romans 8:16; 1 Corinthians 12:11).
- The 66 books of the Bible are inspired by God and without errors (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
- The Bible is our guide and authority on what is moral and true. No teaching or “revelation” that contradicts scripture can be from God (Galatians 1:8; Revelation 21:18-19).
- All have sinned and are in need of forgiveness, so we welcome everyone here who is sincerely seeking to know and follow God’s will for their lives. We want this to be a safe place for people to ask questions and find God’s truth (Romans 3:23-24).
- We seek to speak truth with love and call each other to lives of holiness and obedience to scripture (Ephesians 4:17 – 6:9).
- Forgiveness of our sins and the gift of eternal life are available only through Jesus. No other religion and no effort of our own will lead to salvation (Romans 1:16-17, 8:1-2; Acts 4:12).
- Salvation is given to us by God through his mercy and grace. It is not something we earn (Ephesians 2:8-9).
- Baptism by immersion is how we obediently connect to the salvation available in Christ. In baptism we repent of our sins, “die” to ourselves, and rise to live for Christ washed and forgiven (Romans 6:3-11).
- The church was established by Jesus as his community of believers. Every Christian should be actively connected to a congregation. There is no example or allowance in the New Testament for a person to be a Christian yet not be actively joined to a church (Matthew 16:18; 1 Peter 2:4-10; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17).
- There will be a Judgment Day in which Christ will return and every human will be rightly judged by the just God for eternal life in heaven or eternal death in hell (John 5:28-29; 2 Corinthians 5:10). Christians can welcome this day with no fear (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).