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WHAT WE BELIEVE

As a church we strive to be as clear as possible in articulating what we believe and why.

Below, in broad brushstrokes, you'll find an overview of what we believe and teach. 

GOD

We believe God exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and is a being of unimaginably wonderful power,
goodness, and love. 
Psalm 118:1Psalm 145:1–9Matthew 28:192 Corinthians 13:14

CREATION
We believe the world exists because God created it, that it belongs to Him and therefore we should cherish and care for it. Genesis 1:1Psalm 24:1–2Isaiah 40:25–261 Corinthians 10:26

PEOPLE
We believe all human beings have dignity because they were created by God in His own image and have great worth because they are valued by God beyond our ability to measure. Genesis 1:27, 31

Psalm 8:3–6John 3:16Romans 5:8

 

SIN
We believe this world also has pain and suffering because human beings have fallen and sinned,
and are estranged from God, from each other, from ourselves, and from creation. Genesis 3:17

Romans 3:23Colossians 1:21Titus 3:3

 

GOD'S REDEMPTIVE PLAN
We believe God does not intend for sin and suffering to get the last word but is at work to redeem and reconcile us to Himself. Isaiah 11:6–9Colossians 1:21–23Revelation 21:1–5

 

JESUS
We believe God has expressed himself uniquely in His Son Jesus, who lived, taught, died, and rose again for our sakes. Jesus is our master and teacher and savior and friend, and now reigns forever with the Father and the Holy Spirit. John 14:6–7Acts 2:321 Corinthians 15:3–4Ephesians2:13,

Colossians 1:15–20Philippians 2:5–111 Timothy 2:5–6

THE BIBLE
We believe God has revealed the truth about Himself in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament, which are our unique and authoritative guides in faith and action. Matthew 4:41 Thessalonians 2:13

2 Timothy 3:16–17

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Spirit of God is now available so we can be closer to God than the air we breathe.
We believe the Spirit of God works in us to transform us. John 14:26Acts 1:8Romans 8:26
Galatians 3:14Ephesians 1:13–14

 

THE CHURCH
We believe the Church is the community through which God wants to bring love, healing,
and growth to the human race, and to which He invites everyone who is willing to follow Jesus
to join. Matthew 18:18–20John 1:12–13, Acts 1:8Galatians 3:281 Peter 2:9

 

ETERNITY
We live in hope because one day Jesus will return, love and justice will prevail, and God will set the world right. Matthew 24:30–31, Luke 12:40, Romans 8:37–39, Revelation 21:1–5

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