BELIEFS

As a community of faith our core convictions are derived from the Holy Scriptures, and find expression in the historic creeds of the early church, commonly recognized as the  Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, and the Chalcedonian Definition.

 

As an expression of those creeds in contemporary times, we share the following convictions:

The only true God, the almighty Creator of all things,

existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

full of life, love, and goodness.

 

The unique divine inspiration,

entire trustworthiness

and authority of the Bible.

 

The value and dignity of all people:

created in God’s image to live in love and holiness,

but corrupted by the fall,

alienated from God and each other because of our sin,

and experiencing the natural consequences of that alienation - the wrath of God.

 

Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine,

who reveals the Father perfectly,

who lived as humanity’s perfect representative,

who healed the corruption of sinful flesh within himself,

who cleansed his human nature through his life, death, and bodily resurrection,

who ascended as Savior and Lord,

and who now exercises power and authority over every force of evil.  

 

The Holy Spirit, the lord of life

who indwells believers, joining them to Jesus Christ,

who shares with believers the transforming life and power of Christ,

who restores relations intended by God from creation,

and who empowers men and women for leadership in the church and service in the world.

 

Justification in Jesus Christ by the Spirit to all who repent

and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

 

The unity of all believers in Jesus Christ by the Spirit,

manifest in worshiping and witnessing churches,

making disciples throughout the world.

 

The future personal return and consummate reign of Jesus Christ,

who will renew the creation,

who will reveal the secrets of all,

who will judge all people by their responses to him,

who will continue to resist the corruption within sinful flesh,

but continue to welcome those who receive Him into the eternal life, love, and goodness of the Triune God.

 

May God be glorified forever