What We Believe

We are a non-denominational church with no formal affiliations. Beyond the Essential Beliefs, we call for liberty in Non-Essential Beliefs.

"Accept the one whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master servants stand or fall… So then each of us will give an account of ourselves to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God."

Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

"I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"--but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

1 Corinthians 10:23-4

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Scripture

We believe that the whole Bible is the word of God. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the revelations of God to humanity, which are fruitful and instructive for conviction in life and character. By becoming skilled believers, we can correct mistakes and discover our truest life passions.
(2 Timothy 3:16)

God the Father

We believe there is only one Father who is God. God is love and created the world out of God's self-giving love revealed in grace. The world rejects God because they do not understand him. Through Scripture, we learn to possess the grace we see in the anointed Jesus, the love we see displayed by God, and we experience intimacy in the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:126273:22
Psalm 90:2
Matthew 28:19
2 Corinthians 13:14
John 14:16-17.

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God the Son

Jesus is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.

Matthew 1:2223
Isaiah 9:6
John 1:1-5
Hebrews 4:14-15
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Romans 1:3-4
Acts 1:9-11
Colossians 2:9-10
1 Timothy 6:14-15

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

Acts 1:8
John 14:16-1716:7-13
Galatians 5:25
1 Corinthians 2:123:16
Ephesians 1:13
2 Corinthians 13:14
1 Peter 1:2

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The Church

The church is not a building: it is a people. The Church is the collective community of Christian disciples and apostles, gathering and acting through local church congregations in witness to the truth of God revealed in Christ and the Holy Spirit. Together, the Church is "the body of Christ" continuing Christ's mission and ministry in the world as a source of grace and mercy to all people.

Humanity

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.

Genesis 1:27
Isaiah 53:6
Romans 3:23, 5:12
Isaiah 59:1-2
Psalm 139:13-16
Colossians 2:13-15

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Salvation

We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 14:6
Romans 5:15:810:9-10

We have liberty in Non-Essential Beliefs.
 

Accept the one whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master servants stand or fall… So then each of us will give an account of ourselves to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.

Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
 

"I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"--but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

1 Corinthians 10:23-4