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 is where it all starts for us. It’s our whole basis; so much so that if what it says isn’t true, then, as Jesus followers, we have no legs to stand on. And, while the Bible wasn’t written in English, we believe that the copies we hold in our hands have been translated to us from reliable manuscripts that contain God’s inspired Word; a Word more than relevant for us today (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
From beginning to end, the Bible tells a beautiful story of good news! This includes creation, fall, redemption, and restoration.
We believe that there is only one Creator God who is infinite in being and perfection. God exists as Trinity in the Persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory. We believe that out of an expression of love, God created all people in His image (Gen. 1:1; Matt. 28:18-19; Jn. 1:3; Heb. 1:1-4; Gen. 1:27).
We believe that because of Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden, every aspect of creation has fallen from its original and glorious design, and all persons are totally depraved. This is why everyone is born spiritually separated from God and can incur an eternal punishment by dying in that condition. This means that salvation as well as fulfillment in life both totally depend on the grace of God (Gen. 3:1-7, 19; Rom. 3:9-19, 23).
We think of redemption as a great returning—a restoration of order. We fractured our relationship with God by choosing autonomy and self-trust, but God the Father sent his son, Jesus, into the world to reclaim it for his glory. Jesus was fully God and fully man and lived his whole life without sin. Eventually he was killed because of his teachings but, as planned before time, became alive again to reveal God’s authority over death and sin and to compel humanity back toward himself.
We believe we’re saved by the exchange of Jesus’ perfect life for our imperfect life, and that this happens simply by believing in and asking for God’s grace. 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).
God will finish what he started. In his own timing and way, he will someday bring this world to an end in order to establish a new heaven and earth where all believers will spend eternity giving glory and honor to him.
This restoration is already happening when those who trust Jesus—for their worth, their identity, their salvation—become more like him as the Holy Spirit works to bring people together. Intentional friendship happens. People worship God together, learn and obey his Word, celebrate the sacraments of communion and baptism, and love one another like Jesus. This is how we work to make disciples of all nations and participate in God’s restoration of humankind (Tit. 2:13; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20-22).
Baptism is an important outward sign of faith conversion, and while we love celebrating this symbol of our inward reality together, we believe that baptism doesn’t actually save you. Jesus saves you as a gift through new faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). To learn more about baptism, or to take the next step in your faith, click the button below.
Statements of Faith
We’re not alone in these beliefs. Rather, we draw from those who’ve gone before us in the faith. For this reason we love the ancient creeds, including the Apostle’s Creed and Nicene Creed, as well as the Gospel Coalition’s Confessional Statement.