Belief

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

About the Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Those words are authoritative in all they address.

About God

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the world.

About Humanity

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.

About Salvation

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection for their sins.

About the Christian Life

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

About the Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. All genuine Christians are members of that body.  The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.

About Mission

We believe the love of God compels us to take not only the message of Christ but also the heart of Christ to the world.  We therefore unite with others in the Body of Christ to address issues of justice, poverty, and deprivation wherever possible.