Statement of Faith
The sole basis for our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each possessing all the attributes of deity.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need Godís saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through Godís grace - not human effort - and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church. The churchís role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Only believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.
Our Purpose: Why We Exist as a Church
The purpose of our church is summarized in a single sentence:
"We exist to empower people to be all that God created them to be."
We seek to achieve our purpose by helping each of our members focus on six key priorities in their lives:
- Worshipping God weekly
- Connecting with the church regularly
- Growing in maturity daily
- Serving other people unselfishly
- Sharing our faith effectively
- Giving our resources consistently