What We Believe

At our church, we believe that what we teach and believe is crucially important. After all, Jesus himself established the idea of a church and has a specific mission for us to fulfill. This is why it’s essential that our church family holds true to the teachings and truths of Jesus.

If you’re a believer looking for a church home and considering membership, our doctrinal beliefs should be your primary consideration. We believe in being transparent about our beliefs, which is why we offer both a “short version” and a more technical “detailed version” that fully explains what we believe and why.

We value precision and clarity in our doctrine because it is foundational to our faith. So take some time to read both versions, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to help you understand what we believe and why it matters.

Statement of Basic Belief

At our church, we believe in the reality of God – all-powerful, all-knowing, and the master of the direction of history. God is Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Creator of everything and everyone. We believe that every person matters deeply to Him, but we have all sinned and need Jesus as our Savior. Jesus died for our sins, rose again from the dead, and is returning. Salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.

We also believe in the reality of heaven and hell, as well as angels and demons, including Satan. As believers, the Holy Spirit lives within us, equipping us with gifts and power to live and serve. We believe the Bible is the true and powerful Word of God.

Statement of Biblical Doctrine

About God

Our church believes in the Triune God, who has always existed and created the entire universe. This God is made up of three distinct persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – who are equal in power and authority, yet united as one God. We find support for this belief in various Bible verses, such as Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; and 2 Corinthians 13:14.

About Jesus Christ

Our church believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is co-equal with the Father. He lived a sinless human life and willingly offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by dying on the cross. After three days, He rose from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He then ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. These beliefs are based on biblical references such as Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5 and 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, and Titus 2:13.

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is fully God and is equal in status with the Father and the Son. He is at work in the world, convicting people of their need for Jesus Christ. At the moment of salvation, He indwells all believers, empowering them to live for God, illuminating spiritual truth, and guiding them in making righteous choices. As a church, we strive to yield to His influence and follow His direction in all aspects of life. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

About The Bible

Our church affirms that the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and without error in their original writings. They are complete in revealing God’s will for our salvation and serve as the ultimate and highest authority in all matters to which they speak. We hold fast to the Scriptures as the foundation of our faith and practice. (References: 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Proverbs 30:5, 2 Timothy 1:13)

About Humanity

We are created in God’s spiritual image and designed to reflect His character. As the pinnacle of God’s creation, we are imbued with tremendous potential for good. However, our sinful nature, characterized by disobedience towards God, marred our original design and separated us from Him. This is evidenced throughout the Bible, including in Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, and Isaiah 59:1-2.

About Eternity

We believe that humanity was created to exist eternally. However, we have a choice to make – to either exist eternally separated from God by sin or to have union with God through forgiveness and salvation. Those who choose to be separated from God will spend eternity in hell, while those who choose to be in union with Him will have eternal life in heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. These truths are supported by scripture, including John 3:16, 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15, and Matthew 25:31-46.

About Salvation

At our church, we believe that salvation is a gift of grace from God to all humanity. No amount of good works or self-improvement can ever make up for our sin. We can only be saved from sin’s penalty by putting our trust in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness. The moment we receive Jesus Christ into our lives by faith, we begin to experience eternal life.

We base this belief on several passages from the Bible, including Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6 and 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, and Romans 5:1.

About Eternal Security

We believe that salvation is an eternal gift from God through faith in Jesus Christ, and that those who trust in Him can have the assurance of eternal security. This security is not dependent on the believer’s own effort, but on the unchanging grace and power of God. Through Jesus Christ, we have access to the Father and can have confidence in our salvation for all eternity. John 3:16; John 10:28-29; Romans 8:38-39; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:3-5

About Baptism

We believe that through the sacrament of Baptism, which is commanded by Jesus, God adopts us as His children. We affirm the practice of baptizing both infants and adults, recognizing that being part of God’s eternal family is entirely His doing and not our own. Since all humans are born with a sinful nature, baptism serves as a sign of God’s grace and forgiveness, cleansing us from sin and initiating us into the community of believers.

Through baptism, we are united with Christ in His death and resurrection, and we receive the Holy Spirit, who empowers us to live as God’s children. This sacrament is a visible expression of our faith and a public declaration of our commitment to follow Jesus.

References: Romans 6:4-6; Matthew 18:1-6; Acts 2:39; Acts 16:30-33; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20.

About Communion

We affirm the sacrament of Holy Communion as a meaningful encounter with God, through which we receive His love, forgiveness, and spiritual renewal. In this sacred meal, we experience the tangible presence of Jesus, who is truly present in the bread and wine. As Jesus instructed, we remember Him as we participate in this meal. Through Holy Communion, we bring to Jesus our sin with a sincere desire to be forgiven and transformed to become more like Him. The Bible supports the significance of Holy Communion in Matthew 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-26, Luke 22:19-20, John 6:53-56, and 1 Corinthians 11:23-29.