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Topical Explanations of our Foundational Christian Beliefs
Get to know a little about what we believe.
 
Scriptures
We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired and infallible Word of God to all mankind, that it is entirely trustworthy and is our guide for faith and life.

God the Father

We believe that God is the loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists eternally as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God the Son, Jesus Christ
We believe in the eternal deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, second person of the Trinity, God incarnate. We believe He is God in the flesh.He was conceived by the Virgin Mary through the miracle of the Holy Spirit. We believe in His sinless life, in His substitutionary death on Calvary’s cross. He suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried as our substitute for the penalty of our sins. He rose victoriously over death and lives forever as perfect God and perfect Man. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him.

God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live in all who believe in Jesus, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower of Jesus diverse gifts for serving in the church and serving others in the world. We believe that it is through the Holy Spirit that we change and develop a holy life and Jesus-like character.

Trinity
We believe in one God, the only true and living God, who is infinite in wisdom and power. He is Maker and Supreme Ruler of the heavens and earth. He is worthy of all glory and praise and is inexpressibly holy. He exists eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, which are one in essence but distinct in person and function.

The Church
We believe that the true Church is composed of all those who have been born again through Him. We believe that the church is comprised of any person, anywhere in the world who puts faith in Jesus. The church itself is people who are empowered by God’s Spirit to be part of the mission of Jesus here on earth. The church is one global community, but has smaller, local expressions, such as Celebrate Life. Each local church expression has a unique personality and we see beauty in that diversity. We believe that the church does not exist for itself, but exists as a community of worshipers who are here to serve others, as we bring the love and hope of Jesus to the world around us. It is an assembly of baptized believers, in whom Christ dwells, under the discipline of the Word of God, organized to carry out the Great Commission.

Baptism
One of the two ordinances of the New Testament Church, the other being the observation of the Lord's Supper, baptism is the immersion of the believer into water. It is the first step of obedience for the new Christian after salvation. Baptism is an outward sign of that which has taken place within the heart of the believer. By water baptism, the believer is placed into and identified with the local Body of Christ, the Church.

Afterlife and End Times
We believe in a literal heaven and hell, in the personal and literal return of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the triumph of His universal and everlasting kingdom-world without end! Amen.

Salvation
We believe that all are lost apart from the saving grace of Jesus Christ and that salvation is by faith alone through the shed blood and regenerating Spirit of Jesus Christ. Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. We need to repent of our sins and receive Him through faith as our Savior. The believer is declared righteous, born again by the Holy Spirit, turned from sin and assured of heaven. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner in the world but his own voluntary rejection of the Gospel. Click here for more information on how to update your site.