beliefs

This is a glimpse of who we are and what we stand for. Although we may be a "new school church," our basic beliefs are derived straight from God's Word.  Our reach and expansion of the Gospel is delivered through new and innovative ways, but our theological position stands firm upon the Bible.

the bible

GOD WROTE THE BOOK

The Bible is God's Word to all people.  It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

trinity

GOD: THREE IN ONE

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity.  He exists as one substance in three persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

the father

GOD IS GOOD, GOD IS GREAT

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy.  it is in Him that we live, move and exist.  God is good: He is our Father.  He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

the son

GOD BECAME A MAN

Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God.  He is the only plan for bringing people who are enemies of God back into a right relationship with God.  He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God's demand for perfection.  He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.

the holy spirit

GOD IS PRESENT

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth, and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God's righteousness, and the coming judgement. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

eternity

SOMEWHERE FOREVER

Man was created to exist forever.  He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

man

GOD'S IMAGE BEARERS

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation.  Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience.  As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort.  Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

salvation

GOD'S ONLY WAY

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin.  Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.  Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

the church

GOD'S DESIGN FOR COMMUNITY

The church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ.  It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.