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Beliefs

The Bible- God’s Word is authoritative in our lives.

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as containing all things necessary to salvation.  The Bible is our ultimate standard for what we believe and how we live as followers of Jesus.  We believe and teach historic Christianity as found in Holy Scripture and summarized in the three creeds (Nicene, Apostles and Athanasian) and the Anglican document known as the 39 Articles of Religion.


The Trinity- God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one.

Father – We believe God created everything.  And when humanity turned away from God,  the Father sent the Son into the world to save us and draw us back to himself.

Son - We believe in the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate and fully human.  Through his miraculous birth of the Virgin Mary, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, glorious ascension and triumphant reign, he is the only Mediator between God and man.  Ultimately, Jesus will return to bring justice and renew all things. (Acts 4:12)

Spirit - We believe that we are healed, transformed and empowered by the gracious, continuing activity of the Holy Spirit who perfects our repentance, nurtures the new life planted within us, transforms us into Christ’s image, and enables us to do good works in the world.  


Salvation in Christ Alone- New life through Christ.

We believe that we are made right with God (justified) by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Romans 5:1).  Therefore, every person is in need of personal conversion, leading to new life in Christ.  The Gospel is not a message about making bad people good, but rather a message of God making dead people alive.  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) Jesus himself taught that, “unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)


A Church on a Mission- Joining God’s work in the world.

We believe God has given the church the most important task in the world, the Great Commission to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matt 28:19-20).  Thus, we engage in sharing our faith with the immediate community around us as well as reaching the nations with the good news of Jesus Christ.