What we believe...

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the creator, redeemer and sustainer of all that is, seen and unseen. God has revealed His heart to us through the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, which are the Word of God. We believe that God created all things good, as a reflection of His glorious grace, crowning His creation by making Adam and Eve, our first parents, in His image, and declaring them to be “very good”. However, Adam and Eve fell into sin, placing all creation in bondage to decay; and we, in union with Adam, are sinners by nature and by choice. Yet, while we were still sinners, separated from God and from one another, God sent his Son to be born of the Virgin Mary. He is both fully God and fully man. In His life, teaching, and miracles, Jesus reveals the heart and character of God. We believe that Jesus was crucified, dead, buried, and rose again on the third day. We believe that Jesus conquered sin and death, opening the one and only way of salvation for all who believe. Christ ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of the Father, interceding on our behalf. He did not leave us as orphans, but sent His Spirit to indwell believers. The Spirit comforts us, leads us into all truth, and empowers us to put off the old self and live a new life in Christ. Christ calls us as His Church to love God and love one another. Christ also calls us to holiness. We believe this includes sexual purity, upholding the sanctity of marriage as between one man and one woman or celibacy in singleness. Christ has given us, His Church, two sacraments for the renewal of our faith. In baptism we respond to God’s loving and gracious call, publicly declaring our faith in Christ and our membership in the covenant community. Through the Lord’s supper, we are nourished in our faith, remembering Christ’s promises and sacrifice on our behalf. We extend forgiveness to others as Christ has forgiven us, reflecting His glory and grace to a fallen, broken, and hurting world.

 

Our Mission...

Our mission is to serve Jesus Christ, our Lord, by telling the good news of salvation, by proclaiming the grace of God through faith, and by calling all people to respond to Jesus Christ as our only Savior and Lord. Our common prayer is that our church family will be a living instrument of God’s love, welcoming all with caring and understanding. We seek guidance from the Holy Spirit for clarity of our purpose in living out the ever-changing challenge of Christ’s Great Commission. We commit ourselves to work together, and we encourage each other to use our diverse gifts as a testimony to the life, death, resurrection and teachings of Jesus Christ.