Our Faith
 
We believe that the Almighty and Eternal God has created us, loves us and is concerned about us – regardless of our circumstances or station in life. We believe our most basic and urgent need is to know a loving, forgiving God. We believe God has met this need through Jesus Christ, His Son, as revealed through His Word, The Bible. We believe God desires each of us to be in relationship with Him. We believe that meaningful and fulfilling relationships occur with the context of Christian community – the church, where people can KNOW (Seek & Love God) - GROW (Love & Serve Others) - GO (Make Disciples & Serve the World).
 
As we gather together with the mission to KNOW - GROW - GO; We understand that we are a collection of sinners in need of a Savior. We believe that the church is not a building, rather people joined together by God around His Word and Sacraments. We are passionate about the mission God has given us to bring His love and message to all people. We are committed to sharing the message of Jesus Christ with those not yet connected to Him. We are dedicated to disciplining people so that they will know more about Jesus, serve Him more effectively and join us more fervently in that mission. The Bible serves as our road map for how to do life. These, we acknowledge:
 
  • The Bible is the Word of God and is without error regarding matters of faith.
  • Jesus is the Son of God and true man.
  • His death was a sacrifice for our sin and moral failure.
  • He rose with His body after being dead three days.
  • Our hope of heaven and the renewal of our lives here and now begins with a simple faith that Jesus is who He said He is and what He did really accomplished what He said it would - our sins are forgiven and our life with God is restored. In other words, no work or goodness or power of ours could set us right with God. God set us right with Him when we were powerless to do anything.
  • Jesus will return and one day the world as we know it will end.
  • There is an eternal punishment for those who reject God without repenting of that rejection.
  • God created everything there is.
  • The Christian Church is the place where God speaks and His beloved human creations hears His voice.
  • Baptism and the Lord's Supper/Eucharist/Holy Communion are very special means by which God imparts to each of us this forgiveness we so desperately need but so completely cannot obtain by ourselves.