We believe in one God who exists without beginning or end. We believe that God exists in perfect community as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; called the Trinity. Each person of the Trinity shares the same essence or substance but maintains a unique personality and role.
We believe that The Father spoke into existence all of creation. The Father continues to actively sustain His creation. The Father is true holiness, all powerful, infinite love, absolute truth, all knowing and all present.
We believe Jesus Christ is simultaneously 100% human and 100% divine. We believe He was born of a virgin, conceived through the Holy Spirit; that His death was the only pleasing and acceptable sacrifice for the sins of all. We believe that He was resurrected bodily as proof and vindication of His claims of Deity; and that He ascended to Heaven after appearing to over 500 people during the 40 days following His resurrection. We believe He will return in bodily form to gather all Christ followers, to judge the living and the dead, and to complete history and the eternal plan of God. We believe Jesus is the only way to have a personal relationship with God, and that only by personally accepting His death and resurrection, can one be spiritually birthed (born again) into this relationship.
We believe the Holy Spirit’s goal is to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ. We affirm He is actively involved in the lives of Christ followers. He is not only responsible for their new birth, He also instructs and empowers them to live the Christian life. He grows fruit in their lives as evidence of character development. He gifts them in ways that enable the fulfillment of their God given responsibility of being God’s instrument for reaching the world. We believe The Holy Spirit is active in the lives of non-Christians, whether skeptics or inquisitive seekers. He is at work prodding them about sin, pointing out their distance from God, and heightening their sense of the emptiness that only God can fill. We believe that all people are created in the image of God and this gives them great dignity and value. Furthermore, people were created to live in a thriving relationship with God.