what we believe

We believe there is one God eternally existent, revealed in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; each having the same nature and attributes and worthy of the same worship and obedience.
  1. We believe in the pre-existence, Incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, bodily death and resurrection, and ascension into heaven of Jesus Christ.  Within Christ dwelt the fullness of God.  Christ is the supreme revelation of God, both fully God and fully man, and was in fact God reconciling the world to Himself.
  2. We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer and unites all to Christ in one body.  We believe that the fruits of the Spirit are the manifestation of the character of Christ, and the gifts of the Spirit are the manifestation of the Christ’s power to edify the church and fulfill the Great Commission today.
  3. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is in its totality authoritative, right, and just.  We believe it is the guide and standard of our faith and conduct in daily life.
  4. We believe mankind by his willful sin exists in a state of sinfulness and separation from God.  Because he is spiritually dead and unable to gain right relationship with God on his own, man must be redeemed and saved through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.  Faith in Christ alone brings repentance, salvation and good works.  There is no other means of salvation apart from Jesus Christ.
  5. We believe in the Universal Church unified by the Spirit of God as the Body of Christ on earth.  We believe in the priesthood of every believer.  Through the local congregation, believers live together in community, are accountable to God and one another, and are equipped and released into ministry.
  6. We believe and practice believer’s baptism by water and the remembrance of Christ through the partaking of the Lord’s Supper.
  7. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, eternal judgment, and life everlasting.
Understanding the theological perspective of a church is extremely important.  A firm grasp of doctrine is necessary in a non-denominational congregation, because church members come from a variety of denominational backgrounds.

The following is a glossary of terms that we use to describe our theological understanding:

  • Christian: one who professes belief in Jesus as Christ
  • Non-denominational:  not restricted to or associated with a specific religious denomination
  • Charismatic: an expression of Christianity that emphasizes a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit and the active use of spiritual gifts in the church
  • Conservative: favoring traditional views and values
  • Evangelical: of or relating to a Christian church believing in the authority of the Bible, in salvation through regeneration, and in a transformed personal life