We value joining God in seeing his kingdom come. We believe God’s aim in Jesus and through the Spirit is to redeem and renew people and the world that will be completed when Christ appears again. So we are concerned and mindful about God’s work in our corner and in his greater kingdom in this world, and sending people in ministry here, near and far.
We value relational connections with one another as essential for human thriving as well as spiritual transformation. We count relationships as central environments and vehicles for ministry to be done and for transformation to happen.
We value prayer and dependence on God because apart from him we can do nothing. We seek God in prayer to live in him and to be led by him, trusting that he will empower us, and go beyond us to surprise with what only he can do.
We value connecting faith to everyday life with God. We pursue Christ by integrating our faith with our hearts, heads and hands.
1 | The Bible
We believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, that was written by people who were divinely inspired by Him and is, therefore, the only infallible authority in matters of faith and conduct.
2 | God
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in God the Father, almighty Creator of heaven and earth, eternal in His being, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power, and ever-present. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in human affairs, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He gives eternal life to all who come to Him through His Son Jesus Christ.
3 | Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, of virgin birth, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven to the right hand of God the Father, and His imminent, personal, and visible return to the world according to His promise.
4 | The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. In His ministry the Holy Spirit regenerates, indwells, sanctifies, teaches, empowers for service, and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that spiritual baptism occurs at conversion, resulting in union with Christ and placement into His body.
5 | Salvation
We believe that all people by nature and by choice are sinners, but that "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." We believe in the resurrection of the dead and that those who accept Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God's presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God. We believe that every human being is ultimately responsible to God alone in matters of faith.
6 | The Church
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and of which all regenerated people are members. We also believe in a multitude of local churches, each a company of believers in Jesus Christ associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that to these churches were committed the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and the task of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. We believe that each church should be autonomous and free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. Nevertheless, we support cooperation with other persons and groups in programs that promote the work of God's universal church.
7 | Christian Service
We believe that Christians are to follow the Savior's example in ministering to human physical needs. Such acts of love, when done in the name of Jesus, bring glory to God.