WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe in the one true God

We believe in a Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Three persons, one God. He created all things, redeemed all things, and is a friend to all. He is the one we worship and the one we need for salvation. We are a creedal church and adhere to the three Ecumenical Creeds (Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed).   Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-5, Matthew 3:13-17


We believe that Scripture is the inspired Word of God

The Bible shapes who we are. We don’t shape what the Bible says or means. It is timeless, holy, and helpful for absolutely everyone.   2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21


We believe that we are all sinners in need of a Savior

God loves us all with an unending love. He pursues us in our sin and brokenness and laid down His life to rescue us all. This is nothing that we add to. When He died, Jesus said, “It is finished.” Therefore, we can do nothing to come to God, make ourselves holy, or even to fix ourselves. Jesus gives us grace, and grace is God’s undeserved love for us.   Romans 5:6-8, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16-17

We believe in Two Sacraments

The word Sacrament literally means something that is kept as sacred. Each sacrament is instituted by God, offers the forgiveness of sins, and uses an earthly element as a means of His grace. In both Baptism and the Lord’s Supper the “doer” is God himself, not man. Baptism comes from the Greek word which means “wash." In our baptisms, God washes us with water and His Word so that our old, sinful nature might be drowned and that we might be raised up with Christ to a new life. In the Lord’s Supper, God also works the forgiveness of sins and strengthens our faith as we partake in His body and His blood. Jesus unites himself in, with, and under the bread and wine, and invites us to His table to receive His presence and forgiveness. Acts 2:42, Matthew 28:16-20, Romans 6:3-7, Ephesians 4:3-6, Luke 22:19-20, Titus 3:4-7


We believe Jesus renews the whole self

In the Old Testament the word translated as “peace” is the Hebrew word “SHALOM.” SHALOM means wholeness in its entirety…body, mind, soul, relationships, vocation, and all other aspects of this life. Jesus came to give us life to the fullest. His power and renewal reaches all of who we are. We are all cleansed and made new by His grace, and sent out in the many places where we go to share the saving name of Jesus.   Matthew 11:26-28, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, John 14:27