We believe the Bible to be the only true and inspired Word of God, inerrant and infallible. We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only way to be forgiven for sins and to receive eternal life for all who believe in Him. (See 2 Timothy 3:16 and John 3:16)
We have hope through Jesus Christ and a personal relationship with Him. Our relationship with Christ gives us a new identity, meaning to our lives and peace in the busy world in which we live.
(See 2 Corinthians 5:17)
Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with Christ. We are all imperfect, ordinary people in the hands of a perfect God with an extraordinary purpose.
(See 1 Corinthians 15:2-4)
We value life long transformation through personal discipleship and believe it is a privilege to come alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ to teach, mentor and celebrate each step of the faith journey.
(See Matthew 28:19)
We believe in moving beyond our church building to achieve our mission of making Christ known in our community and world. We value our multicultural city and believe God calls us to reach everyone with His Gospel. (See Acts 1:8)
We grow and learn best from one another. Our lives are ministries and part of God’s story of redemption. (See Acts 2:44)
Our Statement of Faith
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (See 2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (See Galatians 4:4-6, John 1:1-3, Matthew 3:16-17, John 14:23-26)
God the Father
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (See 2 Samuel 7:22, Ephesians 2:4-6, Romans 5:7-9, Romans 8:28-31)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth. (See 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:34, Matthew 1:18-23,
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (See 1 Corinthians 12:13, 1 Corinthians 2:10-13, Romans 8:11,
John 14:15-17, Acts 9:31)
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (See Ephesians 1:12-13, John 3:36)
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (See Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 4:11-16, Ephesians 2:19-22, Acts 20:21,
Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:1-2)
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow-men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity of Christ. (See Titus 2:11-14, Philippians 2:12-16, James 2:14-26)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church; baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (See Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:38-41, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Luke 22:19-20)
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.
The Last Things
We believe in a personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. (See 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)