Identity and Beliefs

Identity

We are Gospel-driven. Although we were once dead in our trespasses and sin, in his grace, God the Father sent God the Son to live and die as a substitute for our sin. Rising again, Jesus proves he has achieved our salvation and conquered sin and death. We strive to continue to root ourselves in the gospel of faith alone in Jesus Christ alone by grace alone to the glory of God alone. Our aim is to take part in making this gospel known in our community and throughout the world. 

"...Repent and believe in the gospel" (Mark 1:16). 


We are Word-Centered. God gives life through his Word. We gather every week to pray according to the Word, sing the Word, see the Word in the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and proclaim the Word through expositional preaching. 

"...Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone" (Ephesians 2:20).


We are God-glorifying.  " So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31). 


We are Christ-exalting. Christ is the Telos or purpose of all creation. We strive to glorify him in everything we do. 

"...That in all things Christ might be preeminent" (Colossians 1:18). 


We are Spirit-empowered. The only way we continue following Christ, growing in him, and avoiding sin is not by leaning on our strength, but on the Holy Spirit. 

"...That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being (Ephesians 3:16).


We are a Community. We love because God first loved us. We strive for deep relationships that aim to fulfill the "one anothers" of the New Testament church. 

"By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another"

(John 13:35).


Statement of Faith

We are in the process of "beefing up" what we already believe to be a statement of faith that's faithful to God's Word. You'll find it below.


We believe there is one God in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


We believe in Jesus Christ's deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven.


We believe the Holy Spirit indwells the people of God, both individually and collectively, enabling them to exhibit supernatural character traits as they submit to his leadership.


We believe in salvation by faith in Christ alone, without works and solely by grace. 


We believe in the need of works to express gratitude and give a living demonstration of God's transforming power, which results form Bible study, prayer, witnessing, involvement in a Bible-believing church, and the obedience to our Lord's command to lead people of all nations to faith and maturity in Christ.


We believe in the one true Church, the body of Christ, consisting of all believers, regardless of race or social standing.


We believe in the biblical pattern of the family, that begins when a man and a woman choose to become husband and wife and which grows as children are born to them. This pattern includes clear and certain responsibilities on the part of everyone who is part of that family. 


We believe in the spirit world that includes angels, Satan, and demons, all of whom influence our lives, even though Christ has already secured the victory over Satan, his demons and death.


We believe in the imminent rapture of the Church and Christ's personal return to establish His kingdom on earth.