STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in one Triune God, who exists in three distinct persons…the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God in being, essence, nature, power and eternal characteristics.
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Savior who came to earth in the flesh to reveal God to humanity and to restore all of fallen persons to a personal relationship with God. We believe Jesus was conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit and born to the Virgin Mary; he is both fully human and fully God. Jesus willingly died on the cross to provide salvation for all humanity. His sacrifice in our place provides all persons with the means to be reconnected with their loving Creator. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Jesus ascended into heaven, where he reigns as Lord of all. Jesus will return to earth to establish God’s perfect peace and justice for all time.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the divine personhood of the Holy Spirit as an equal member of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is God present, living within each follower empowering them to live a life that reflects the values and character of Jesus. The Spirit is involved in progressively transforming each follower into the image of Jesus, and actively works within the Body of Christ to bring about God’s plan of redemption for all people and all creation.
We believe that the scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments are the inspired words of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) We believe the Holy Spirit guided and directed the human authors to create God’s written means of communicating with us. Further the Bible unveils God’s love and plan to be in relationship with all humanity.
We believe the Church, also known as the Body of Christ, which is a spiritual community made up of all persons who are in relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the head of the body and calls all members to live in fellowship and worship together. The Church is God’s instrument on earth to generate God’s justice and mercy for all people.