core beliefs

About the Scriptures ~ We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that individuals were moved by the Spirit of God to write the words of Scripture.

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 Son of God, who became human to reveal God to humanity and to reconcile humanity to God. 

About Humanity ~ We believe that all people are created in the image of God to have fellowship with God but became alienated in that relationship through disobedience (sin) - centering our lives on ourselves and on the pursuit of things, rather than on God and others. People, as a result of that alienation, are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

About Salvation ~ Because of God's love for humanity, God entered history in the person of Jesus Christ to restore our broken relationship with God. Jesus Christ lived the life we were created to live and then died to pay the penalty incurred for the life we actually live. It is through a person's faith in Jesus Christ, and what his life, death and resurrection made possible, that one's relationship with God is restored. God freely offers salvation to anyone who acknowledges Jesus, personally surrenders to the Lordship of Christ, where we turn from our life - serving ourselves and doing all that we can do to be right - to being a disciple following Jesus (Romans 10:9, 10). It is through this simple act of faith that a person can be forgiven by God, be brought into God's family and have peace with God now and forever.