WE BELIEVE:

There’s a God. Only one God, in fact, and he is the creator of everything. We’re made in His image, which means we’re like him in many ways, except that he’s God and we’re not. He’s loving and just and desires a relationship with us. As individuals with free will, we have the freedom to respond to the relationship God’s initiated with us, or not.

We’re free to choose to live outside the realm of the life God has for us as it’s explained in the Bible. Put another way, many choices we make either move us closer to God or further away from him. Making even seemingly small decisions that separate us from God is called sin. We all do it, and we’ll continue to do so. And, even then, God will love us and passionately pursue us.

God loves us so much, in fact, that he sent his only son, Jesus, to die so the rest of us could live. The cost of sin was separation from God—spiritual death—until Jesus came and his death paid everyone’s debt. That’s serious love. Because of that serious, perfect love, this gift from God is waiting for anyone who wants to receive it. This is called Grace. God gives grace freely and abundantly.

As for us, we need only to decide whether or not to believe and receive this stuff. If we decide to believe it, we have available to us a new, full life that can start now and never stop. And it’s OK to have a lot of questions along the way. Although God reveals things to us (including what he’s revealed about himself in the Bible), he remains mysterious and wonderful.

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We believe

IN ONE GOD

who exists in three Persons: the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe

IN THE FATHER

Almighty God, the ultimate authority; a perfect, righteous, good creator of everything in heaven and on earth.

We believe

IN HIS ONLY SON, JESUS

who was with God in the beginning…but came to earth as a man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived sinless on this earth, fully God and fully man, performing many signs and miracles. He was unjustly executed by crucifixion, died and was buried. He arose from the dead on the third day, to which many were witnesses. He ascended to heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father. He will return one day and, upon His return, will judge all people.

We believe

IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

who comes to dwell within us through baptism when we confess Jesus as God’s Son and commit our lives to Him. The Spirit guides us, teaches us, gives us gifts to use and helps transform us into the image of Christ.

We believe

WE ARE SEPARATED FROM GOD BY SIN

as every one of us has fallen short of God’s desires for us and are in need of the Father’s forgiveness offered to us through Christ.

We believe

IN ETERNAL LIFE

that as Jesus rose from the dead, we too will be resurrected and will live forever with the Father because of His grace that we receive through our faith in Jesus Christ as our ultimate sacrifice to atone for our sins.

We believe

IN THE CHURCH

that Jesus Christ established the one universal Church upon the confession of believers that He is indeed the Son of God and their need for Him; and that the Holy Spirit empowers the Church to reach those separated from God and to mature those who have been reconciled to God through Christ. .

We believe

IN WEEKLY OPEN COMMUNION

that we partake of the Lord’s Supper regularly, remembering the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ and proclaiming the Lord’s imminent return.

We believe

IN THE BIBLE

as the divine, inspired word of God and the ultimate authority in our understanding of God and His will for our life.

We believe

IN THE WORSHIP OF GOD

from thankful hearts as the fitting response to who He is and to all He has done to save and bless us.

We believe

IN THE GLORY OF GOD

that we are called to live our lives for His Glory.