We believe that through His resurrection death has been defeated and the new creation has begun. By means of His death and resurrection and our faith in Christ we may receive the forgiveness of our sins and become members of His kingdom.
Our becoming members of His kingdom is through the acknowledgment of our own sin (repentance), through our trust in the work that Jesus accomplished for us (faith), and by choosing to live under his leadership in our lives (commitment).
We believe that God is continuing to build His kingdom through the work of His people as they are empowered by God, the Holy Spirit. Being a Christian is a lifetime process of allowing God to restore us—mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, relationally, socially—into the image of God in which we were created.
We believe the church is a family of imperfect folks, called to follow Jesus on an adventure of faith. We believe we are called to represent the power and presence of God on earth to others in all the ways that Jesus did: loving, serving, sacrificing, healing, teaching, and suffering. We do so as a family of imperfect people who struggle, stumble, and navigate our way imperfectly together. In all, we do so to make God known to the world.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the primary person of the godhead active in the life of God’s people today. He is the presence of God among us. He is the seal of our salvation.
We believe we are all called to strive toward the likeness of Christ. We do so, awaiting His return when He will abolish death and restore all things. Until such time, Christ reigns as King of Kings and we are the agents of His kingdom to bring love, peace, and justice in the name of Jesus to the world.
We affirm the primacy of the Scriptures (known as the Old and New Testaments) in the life of God’s people. It is the supreme authority for the people of God.
Rev. Sept 2021