Receiving Grace, Living Grace!
All people matter to God; they matter to us!
Receiving grace and giving grace is central. All else is secondary!
Christian community is essential to receiving and dispersing grace!
Every member is a minister and seeks to serve!
True Christ-followers grow in their walk with Christ!
Giving our best honors God and inspires people.
What We Believe
+ ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is the very Word of God.We believe God is the originator of the Bible and that it was given through the instrumentality of chosen and inspired men. Through it God reveals Himself and His will to us. The Bible is infallible and completely reliable. The 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice in the believer’s life as well as the church.
+ ABOUT GOD
We believe in the Triune God - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We acknowledge one God in three persons.
We believe that God the Father created and sustains the universe. He is loving, compassionate, just and kind. His deepest desire is to live in an intimate relationship with all people.
We believe that, because of His desire to live in relationship with us, God became a human being. Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, is fully God and fully human. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus made it possible for all people to live in a relationship with God. We believe Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Through Him and Him alone can people enter into a relationship with God.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the presence of God within and among us. He was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to humankind the saving work of Jesus Christ. At the point of salvation, He permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength, and wisdom in life.
+ ABOUT PEOPLE
We believe in the worth and value of all people.Created in God's image, all people have dignity. Their worth is dependent, not on accomplishments, but on God's love. Because God sees humanity as worth dying for, we affirm and acknowledge the dignity and value of every human being.
At the same time we acknowledge that people are separated from God because of sin. Sin permeates and corrupts our entire being and burdens us more and more with fear, hostility, guilt and misery. We joyfully proclaim the Good News that because of Jesus Christ, forgiveness is a possibility for all people. It is that forgiveness that restores fallen humanity's worth.
+ ABOUT SALVATION
We acknowledge that salvation is not procured through family lineage, good works, national heritage or by virtue of religion.Salvation is appropriated only through a definitive surrender of the will by receiving Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior. The salvation experience continues beyond saving grace as the indwelling Christ works in us to make us whole.
+ ABOUT THE CHURCH
There is one true Church in the world, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Bible identifies the church, be it a local congregation or the worldwide fellowship of believers, as the Body of Christ. God, in His word, calls believers to gather together for worship, fellowship, service, growth and outreach to the world.Wherever the people of God gather there is the local expression of the church.
+ ABOUT JESUS' RETURN
We believe in and anticipate the return of Jesus Christ. At that time, the progress of human history will cease and a judgment will be exacted upon each individual. Unbelievers, due to their rejection of God, will be separated from God into eternal condemnation. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God. Though we don't know the day and hour, we proclaim and await His return to inspire all people to make the most of God's gift of life and opportunities of evangelism today.