What We Believe

Who is God?
We believe that there is one God who is Triune — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — co-equal in nature. God is the creator of everything and is both the source and preserver of all life.

Who is Jesus?
We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Jesus is at the same time fully God and fully human. He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived, taught, performed miracles, and preached in Galilee. Jesus was killed on the cross, buried, and rose from the grave. Through his resurrection God fashions a new creation.

What we know about Jesus’ life has been passed to us through the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Who is the Holy Spirit?
We believe the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit is to be believed in, obeyed, and worshipped. The Holy Spirit teaches us, guides us into all truth, and empowers us in our daily lives for God’s service.

What is the Gospel?
At its briefest, gospel means good news. The good news is Jesus Christ; that he is God and became human for us, that he died and was raised, and that he has been established as ruler over all things. Jesus shows us that God is for us, not against us.

Ultimately, the gospel is the story about Christ who loves us so much, he died on the cross and was raised, and is established as Lord. The good news begins and ends with what God has done for us in Jesus.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” (Eph 2:8)

In our preaching and teaching we trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. We believe that we cannot be saved by our own strength, merits, or works. But we are saved by Christ’s through faith.

What is the Bible?
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God’s Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God’s Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Tim 3:16)

What is sin?
Sin is our un-trust of God and leads us to do the wrong things. Sin is all of the ways we put ourselves before God, one another, and creation. It is all the ways the world is broken. Jesus came to give us trust, outward focused lived and to put the world back together.

Who can be a part of the church?

We believe that Jesus calls everyone to be a part of his community.  Therefore, we welcome everyone. We joyfully welcome ALL people without exception and believe that they have unique and valuable insights for the Church, including people of every age, sex, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, economic position, physical or mental ability, those who are strong in faith, and those questioning.  We affirm that everyone who has gifts to serve and lead can do so.