What we believe…

Trinity

We believe in one God who is manifested in three personalities, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father sends the Son to bring us into relationship with Him, and the Spirit empowers us to live in relationship with Him. Although the term Trinity does not occur in Scripture, we find two passages that list all three persons closely together. One appears at the end of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 13:14) as a closing salutation, and the other regarding baptism (Matthew 28:19).

 

Inspiration of Scripture

We believe the Bible is the inspired (God-breathed) Word of God, meaning it is God’s message to guide humanity into relationship with Him and toward eternal life. (2 Peter 1:21).

 

Priesthood of Believers

We believe in every Christian having equal access to God and equal responsibility to minister on His behalf. Sometimes we use phrases like “every member is a minister” to emphasize that the church is one body of believers, and not a hierarchy comprised of a spiritual class and a common class. (1 Peter 2:9). 

 

Availability of Salvation

We believe in access to salvation for every seeker. Salvation is not limited to those whom God arbitrarily decides to rescue from eternal condemnation. God wants all to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). Each seeker is called to find a relationship with God through faith (Ephesians 2:4). Faith, according to Jesus, is the bridge from life to death (John 5:24; 6:40).

 

Unity of Believers

We believe in the unity of believers centered on the Lordship of Jesus. Our unity says to the world that the one we profess is the one the Father sent as Savior of the world (John 17:20-26).