Our Mission: to glorify God by turning ordinary people into extraordinary followers of Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:28-29.
God - There is only one true and living God. He is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and all life. God is one God in three persons. He is revealed in the Bible as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be a sacrifice for our sins, so that we might enjoy eternal life. Genesis 1:1; 2 Peter 3:5-7.
Jesus Christ - Jesus is more than a good man, he is the one and only Son of God, born of the virgin, Mary. He became man and lived among us, so that he might offer himself as a sacrifice for our sins. He died on the cross, was buried, and three days later was raised by the power of God from the dead. He now rules in heaven, is the head of the church, and will come again at the end of the ages. John 1:14; Colossians 1:15-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17.
The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of Christians. He is a seal guaranteeing Christians their eternal inheritance. He inspired men long ago to write the books of the Bible and ensured the accuracy of what they wrote. He also guides each believer and equips him or her with talents and gifts that are used to build up the church. Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Romans 12:4-8.
The Bible - The Bible is the only Word of God. Ordinary men were inspired by the Holy Spirit to fully and accurately record God's message to all people. The Bible has withstood the test of time and skeptics. The Bible can be trusted to teach us the truth about our origins, our God-intended purpose, and our final destination. It also teaches us that all people are lost because of sin and need a savior, Jesus Christ, in order to be forgiven of sin. Though the Bible was written by many different men and over a very long period of time, it speaks to us in one voice - the voice of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; John 17:17.
Worship - Worship is both individual and corporate. It is an important transforming ingredient for Christians. We each worship God by offering our lives to Him as spiritual sacrifices. We also worship corporately each Sunday as we join together to sing, study, pray, and partake of the Lord's Supper as a church family. Romans 12:1-2; Acts 2:42-47.
New Life - We are unable to save ourselves. Even our righteous acts and good, moral living are not enough to save us. Instead, God freely offers forgiveness and salvation based on our faith in Jesus' sacrifice for us. We must believe that Jesus came in the flesh, that he died on the cross, was buried in a tomb, and was raised from the dead by God. By faith we confess that Jesus is the Son of God and Lord, we repent of our sinfulness, and we submit to baptism (immersion in water). Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 John 2:22-23.