Our Beliefs

Our desire is to foster an environment where you can become the person you were created to be by delving into deeper community with the heart of Christ. Here you will find some of our beliefs, but we think the best way to get to know us is to join us on a Sunday morning. We hope to see you there!

Scripture

We believe Scripture is one of the most important ways God reveals himself to his creation. Though it was written by many people long ago, we see the trajectory of God’s redemption plan as an undercurrent throughout, guided by his perfect inspiration. We believe that because of his perfect inspiration, we can trust everything it says and that his guiding hand has allowed reliable manuscripts to survive and be translated into the versions we have today.
(2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

Creation

In the beginning, God began his beautiful work of redemption as he crafted the formless void into a beautiful garden, masterfully orchestrating time and space, and called it good. Then God, existing as the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit united in perfect, equal power and glory, made man and woman in their image and called them very good. Together God and humans would commune in the garden in the cool of the evening.
(Gen 1 & 2; Matt. 28:18-19; Jn. 1:3; Heb. 1:1-4)

Fall

We believe that when Adam and Eve selfishly chose to become like God, knowing good and evil, a great burden never meant for us to carry was passed down to all of creation. The burden of sin has created a divide between man and God and we risk eternal punishment. But God had a plan from the beginning, there is still hope for redemption and restoration.
(Gen. 3:1-7, 19; Rom. 3:9-19, 23)

Redemption

Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God launched his rescue plan to redeem humanity and all of creation. We believe that Jesus, fully God and fully human, lived a perfect, sinless life and gave himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sin. When he was resurrected, God’s authority over sin and death was on full display to compel humanity to turn back to him. We believe we are saved by the exchange of Jesus’ perfect life for our sinful lives when we put our faith in him and ask for forgiveness. All who do this are immediately justified before God, promised an eternal and fulfilling relationship with him, and permanently sealed by the Holy Spirit as part of the body of Christ.
(Jn. 3:16; Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Rom. 3:21-26; 8:20-21; Eph. 1:1-13;
John 15)

Restoration

God’s redemptive work will one day be completed, and the Kingdom of Heaven will be revealed in its fullness. The work is not yet finished, so we are invited to join him as partners to build his kingdom here and now. As we experience deeper communion with Christ, we are refined to be more like him in our love and desires. The Holy Spirit works in and through us to unite us into a people who love and serve the world at large, inviting them to know the God who sent his son for them. In this way, we begin to live out the Great Commission and actively take part in God’s redemption plan for the world.
(Tit. 2:13; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20-22)

Baptism

We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience in the Christian life. In this sacrament, we publicly proclaim the work Christ has done in our lives. Baptism is not what saves us, rather it is our faith in Christ and by his grace that we are saved. To learn more about baptism, or to take the next step in your faith, click the button below.

Statements of Faith

Our beliefs unite us with Christians all throughout time from the early church started by the Apostles to fellow brothers and sisters today. We draw from the ones who have gone before us in our faith and wrote the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed, as well as the Gospel Coalition’s Confessional Statement.

Unity Statements

In a world so quick to divide over differences, we want to be a community that remains united in spite of our personal opinion on some hot topics in the church. Click the button to learn more about our stance on some of these issues.