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About Us

OUR BELIEFS

About the Trinity:

We believe in one perfect and Holy God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each part of what we know as the Trinity has distinct personal attributes, but these do not divide the nature or essence of God's being.

About God:

We believe that God has always existed and always will exist. He created and rules the universe and all that is in it. He is all-knowing and all-seeing, perfect in holiness and perfect in love.

About Jesus:

We believe that Jesus has eternally existed as the Son of God, co-equal with the Father and the Spirit. As a part of God’s plan of redemption, Jesus became a man, born to a virgin named Mary, though He never ceased to be God. He lived without sin and ministered to the world, initiating a new covenant between God and man. Just as sin came upon us through one man, Adam, so it is made right through one man, Jesus. Jesus chose to die on a cross as the last, best sacrifice—once and for all. He paid the penalty that should have been ours. Three days later he rose from the dead, was seen by many, and ascended into heaven where He serves as our High Priest, interceding to the Father on our behalf. He will one day come again to judge the world and to gather His children to Himself. He is the standard we are called to emulate in our lives.

About the Holy Spirit:

We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He is at work in the world today. He is our comforter in times of need and our convictor when we stray. He conveys to us God’s will and empowers us to live in obedience to it.

About the Bible:

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, cohesive and consistent, and the primary authority for our faith and life. It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16), and all believers should be committed to the study of both the Old and New Testaments.

About Man:

We believe that God created man in His very image. Because of this, each and every human being possesses great dignity and is worthy of our respect and love. However, God created us with free will, which we have all used to depart from what is good and right. God confirmed His love for all of us, though, when He sent His own son to die on the cross so that we might be able to be in relationship with Him through salvation in Jesus.

About the Sacrament of Baptism:

We believe that through baptism we are joined with the church and with brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere. It is an outward and visible symbol of an inward life change and a sign of God’s love and forgiveness of our sins. It doesn’t matter how old you are; you can be baptized. We do so by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. You need be baptized only once in your life. If you’ve been baptized into the Christian faith before, regardless of denomination, we consider you baptized.

About the Sacrament of Communion:

We believe that Communion (the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist) is a holy meal of bread and wine that symbolizes the body and blood of Jesus Christ. When we partake, we remember the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and we celebrate our unity in Him. We give thanks for Christ’s sacrifice and we are nourished and empowered to take Jesus into the world. Our table is open. All who love Christ, repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace are welcome to partake, regardless of religious affiliation.

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