What do we believe? We believe that God is madly in love with you. His love for us is passionate and unquenchable. He chases after us with goodness and mercy. We believe Jesus was born of a virgin, lived the radical life described in the New Testament, took upon Himself the penalty for our sins by dying on the cross, was buried, and through His bodily resurrection He conquered death, hell, and the grave. To take from the words of Max Lucado, “Jesus would rather go to hell for us than to go to Heaven without us.” We believe that sin separates us from God and Jesus is the bridge that brings us hope. Eternity is real, heaven and hell are real places, and God so LOVED the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. We believe that Jesus still heals, changes lives, restores broken relationships, brings joy to those living in sorrow, and turns messes into masterpieces. We believe that only through Jesus can we experience life at its best! We believe the Bible is God’s divinely inspired word and when all else fails, His word stands unshaken. It brings us hope, when all hope seems lost, and although it was written over thousands of years, its wisdom is just as relevant today as it was way back then.
We believe you were created with purpose and destiny. We’re not freak acts of nature but intentionally designed and created in the image of our great God. Before you were conceived in your mother’s womb you were conceived in the mind of our Heavenly Father. We believe that no matter what you’ve experienced in God, there’s more to be experienced! We believe the church should be the most exciting place on the planet – that as Christ followers, we should reach out to those who are in need, bring family to those who have none, and share God’s greatness with the world around us.
That’s who we are and that is what we believe!
WANT A MORE DETAILED STATEMENT OF FAITH? HERE IT IS...
HOLY BIBLE: The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (2Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
JESUS CHRIST: Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 2:5).
VIRGIN BIRTH: Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35).
SALVATION: We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
REPENTANCE: Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
JESUS' BLOOD: The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).
HEALING OF THE SICK: Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus' work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29).
RESURRECTION: Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).