What do we Believe?
STATEMENT OF FAITH:
We believe in one God—God the Father, Jesus the Son, and The Holy Spirit—the infinite Creator of the universe who is both loving and just.
We believe in Jesus, fully human and fully divine, our Lord and Savior. He lived a life without fault to model for us the life that God wants for us, died on the cross for our sins, and rose from the dead. Through him, we enter into God’s kingdom, which begins in our lives now and stretches into eternity.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit lives in all believers to empower us with spiritual gifts and to bring about the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. The Holy Spirit comforts, encourages, and teaches us on our journey with God.
We believe that the Bible is the holy Word of God. It corrects, encourages, and inspires us, teaching us the essential truths of faith and life. We read it in humility, with faith seeking understanding, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the church is an oasis for the lost and lonely, a training ground for those seeking to follow Jesus, and a place of worship. The church is not a gathering of the perfect; it is a community of people on a journey together, asking who God is, becoming who he means us to be, and creating his kingdom on earth.
We believe that God calls every believer to ministry. God gives each of us specific gifts and calls us to certain places in which to use them. Ministry is not the work of professionals; it is the work of everyone who follows Jesus. In ministry, we give our lives away to love and serve God and other people throughout the world.