WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: God
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, who has loved us from eternity past (Ephesians 1:4-6), whose plan of salvation has been revealed in Christ (John 3:16-17) and who has prepared a glorious destiny of eternal fellowship with Him (Revelation 21) for those who have called upon Christ in faith as their Lord and Savior.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: The Trinity
We believe in a Triune God, who through a united Godhead is three distinct persons yet the same in substance, power and whose nature and being is eternal. The three are: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: Jesus Christ
We believe in one Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God (John 3:16). Jesus Christ is God, is Light, is Truth, is very God of very God. He was not created; there was never a moment when He was not. He is of the same substance as the Father (Nicene Creed) and in Him and through Him all things were made (John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-17).
Jesus Christ stepped down from Heaven, humbling Himself and taking the very nature and form of a servant (Philippians 2: 5-11).
He was born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38) and He took on human flesh (John 1:14).
He lived the perfect life that we could not live, and He died the perfect death that we could not die to satisfy the righteous judgment of God upon us.
Jesus suffered, was crucified, and buried, rising on the third day according to the proclamation of the Scriptures (Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-8; John 20:1-9). Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9) and sits at the right hand of the Father almighty, in glorified form, interceding on our behalf (Heb 10:12).
It is from that position that He will return (I Thess 4:13-18; Acts 1:11), in glory and power, to judge (II Tim 4:1; Rev 20:4) and to inaugurate His Kingdom which shall have no end, that at His name every knee would bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord (Phil 2:10-11).
We believe in the total, all-encompassing redemption found in Jesus Christ.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life (Nicene Creed).
The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son; and along with Father and Son is to worshipped and receive glory (Nicene Creed). The Holy Spirit guides the church (Acts 2:1-41; Acts 16:6) which is the body of Christ (Ephesians 2:19-22; I Cor 12).
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: The Church
We believe in one Church which seeks to ground believers in the Word of God, create opportunities for prayer, worship and access to the Lord’s table, as well as rich times of fellowship in our journey to becoming a diverse family of faith (Acts 2:42-47), led by the Holy Spirit, built upon the redemption found in Christ, the freedom found at the cross and the hope brought forth by an empty tomb.
The church is entrusted with the Great Commission of Christ as found in Matthew 28:18-20 to the best of its ability.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: The Lord’s Supper
We believe that on the night Jesus Christ was betrayed He instituted (Matthew 26: 26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22: 14-20; I Cor 11:23-26) the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, the sacrament of His body and blood. The first of two sacraments (the other being baptism) to be ordained by Christ in the New Testament. This sacrament is meant for observation by His church until He returns-in power and glory. This sacrament is meant for the remembrance of His sacrifice to save us from sin and death, the spiritual nourishment of believers, the sealing of the blessings promised to believers and it is to serve as a bond between His followers and Himself as well as each other-making up His body, the Church. (WCF 29.1).
In observing the Lord’s Supper, Christ is not re-sacrificed, nor is it any type of sacrifice made on behalf of our sins or for those who have passed on into eternity. Christ sacrifice commemorated in the serving of the elements was a once and for all action, which calls forth praise for the Father for His powerful display of grace toward and unto us at the cross. (WCF 29.2).
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: Baptism
We believe that Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament. It was ordained by Jesus Christ, not solely for admission into the visible church, but to be a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, of the ingrafting into Christ, of regeneration, of remission of sins, and of our giving up unto God, through Jesus Christ, to walk in newness of life. This sacrament is, by Christ’s own appointment, to be continued in his Church until the end of the world. (WCF 28.1)
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God, therefore its authority, depending not on the testimony of individuals, rests upon God as its author, making the Scriptures infallible for they are God-breathed, to be believed and obeyed.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT: The Life to Come
We believe in the resurrection of dead, the blessing of a glorified body (I Corinthian 15), and the eternal life that awaits us in the world to come (Revelation 21:5). Amen!