What We Believe

God: We believe there is one God: infinite, eternal, almighty and perfect in holiness, truth and love. God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, (the Trinity) with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. God the Father is Creator of heaven and earth, and is therefore worthy of all glory and honor. Exodus 3:13-15; 1 John 5:7; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 3:19; Mark 12:29

Jesus: We believe that Jesus Christ is the perfect, sinless Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary. He was sent by the Father to be our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. He is both fully God and fully man. He willingly died on the cross, taking on our sin and punishment. He rose three days later, conquering death and giving us eternal life, restoring those who believe to God. We believe that Jesus Christ is returning to the world in the future to judge the living and the dead. John 1:1-18; Colossians 1:13-22; 1 Timothy 3:16, Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Galatians 4:3-5; 1 John 4:9-10

Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is the guarantee of our inheritance, the promised gift of God and the present earthly manifestation of God, convicting of sin and testifying to the will of God. He is our Counselor, Comforter, and Keeper. Genesis 1:2; Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 Cor 3:16, 12:13, 2:9-16

The Bible: We believe that the Bible is the inspired and complete Word of God without error and is sufficient for all that God requires us to believe and do. 2 Tim 3:16

Humanity:  We believe that all humanity is created in the image of God and possess intrinsic dignity and worth. We believe that all humans are separated from God because of Adam and Eve’s sin. We believe that sin has fractured all things, leaving the world in desperate need for salvation. Genesis 1-3; Psalm 14:1-3; Romans 3:23, 5:12

Salvation: We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone and available to all who believe.  Eph 2:8-9, 1 John 2:19; 1 John 1:9, Romans 5:18-19, 10:9

Church: We believe that the Church is the body of Christ sent into the world to shine forth the glory of God. The body of Christ includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation. Ephesians 2:11-22, 3:10-11; Revelations 5:8-10; Galatians 3:236-29, 4:5-7

 

This statement of faith was shaped by statements from The Baptist Faith and Message, The Gospel Coalition, and The Village Church.