What We Believe

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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 – where people can know and be known, love and be loved, serve and be served.

✝   Through grace God freely forgives us all our sins and makes us His children, bringing His love to us through His Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and Communion.  Ephesians 2:8

✝   By faith we trust in the love of God the Father, who by the Holy Spirit has brought us to saving faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, our only hope for eternal life in heaven and abundant life on earth.  Acts 4:12

✝   The Bible is the inspired Word of God, providing a sure footing for our lives.  2 Timothy 3:16-17

✝   We respond to God's unconditional love by glorifying Him in meaningful and relevant worship both as individuals and together as a fellowship of believers.  John 4:23

✝   In prayer we come before God, in the name of Jesus Christ, to praise Him, thank Him for His blessings, confess our sins, and seek His guidance and power for all aspects of our daily life.  Ephesians 6:18

✝   The Holy Spirit endows each of us with gifts and abilities by which we can bless others.  1 Corinthians 12:7

✝   Christ invites all people to follow Him in a life of increasing commitment, growth, and service called discipleship.  Luke 9:23

✝   God's love compels us to share the Gospel with those who do not have a faith in Jesus Christ, trusting the Holy Spirit to bring them into a relationship with Him and into the fellowship of believers.  John 3:16-17

✝   Our faith is active in deeds of love. Christ's love constrains us to serve our neighbors near and far.  1 John 4:10-11