What We Believe

God

We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God, the Father, brought the world into being. Jesus, the Son, came to reveal God to humanity and restore us back to the Father. And the Holy Spirit guides our hearts and shows us God’s calling.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and that the scriptures within it were inspired by his Spirit. We believe that people throughout history were moved to write these scriptures so that we may better know God in our own lives.

Salvation

We believe that all people are created to have a relationship with God. But each of us has become separated from him by our thoughts, words, and actions. We believe that we cannot restore this relationship through our own efforts – we need Jesus.  We believe that salvation comes from the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for us, and that all who believe in him are redeemed. Faith in Jesus Christ – an honest, true faith – makes us right with God.

Prayer

We believe that prayer is a way for us to discern God in our lives. In prayer, we can learn more about ourselves – our strengths, our failings, our purpose, and our meaning – and we come to understand the truth of God as he moves in our hearts.

Christian Life

We believe that the Christian life is all about relationships. It’s about sharing experiences, supporting others, and being generous. It’s about loving and growing. It’s about knowing God in a deeply personal way. Jesus told his disciples to love one another as he loved them – fully and without condition. We’ve made it our mission to help people know this kind of love – with God and with one another.

Church

As followers of Jesus, we have a responsibility to our community. To reach out in helpful ways to those around us. To share love and joy, and to share in times of sorrow and sadness. To serve those in need with sincere hearts. We believe that following Jesus means loving all people. And as a church, we work together to make our community a better place.

Baptism

We believe that baptism is a special act that makes us members of God’s family. Through simple water and the power of God’s name, we invite the Holy Spirit to work in us, giving us God’s gift of grace and planting the seed of faith by which we can know him more.

Communion

We believe that communion is a special act that strengthens our faith, encourages our spirits, and brings us together with God’s people. We believe that God is present in our meal of bread and wine. And when we eat this meal with one another in God’s presence, we connect with him and all those who share in his grace.