MAKE A DIFFERENCE
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.
ABOUT THE FUTURE
We believe that people were created to exist eternally and it is God's desire to spend eternity together with us because He loves us; this eternal reality is solely dependent on our choice to trust in Christ.
A FINAL WORD
In addition to these 7 Essential Beliefs, we recognize differences of interpretation and thus, have liberty in other areas designated as Non-Essential Beliefs. In matters of essentials, we have unity; but, in other matters of non-essentials, we have love. (cf. Rom 14:1,4,12,22; 1 Cor. 10:23-24).