We Believe — Our Creed
Why we live what we live and teach what we teach
As Christians have for centuries, dating back nearly to the beginning of the church, we find our core beliefs centered in the ancient creeds, the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed. Over time, as a local congregation of believers, we have come to express those beliefs this way:
There is one God, eternally existent in three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father is the creator of heaven and earth, all things seen and unseen.
Jesus, the Son of God, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless and miracle-filled life, died an actual and a sin-reconciling death on the cross, resurrected from death to life, and ascended to heaven. His life and the Scriptures testify to Jesus being God and God Incarnate, the good news, bringing forth the Kingdom of God, who will return to earth in power and glory. Jesus births in us by faith the resurrection and eternal life.
God, the Holy Spirit, dwells in believers and enables us to live holy lives and powerfully build up and bless the church and the world. The true church is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and we are the Body of Christ. The church is a manifestation of the Kingdom of God and bears witness to the reality of Jesus as King, Lord, and Savior. The Scriptures are true, fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and breathed out by God; the Spirit gives, guides, and inspires us in understanding the Scriptures.