We believe that the Word always has been, and that the Word is God.  We believe the Word was made flesh through Jesus Christ.  (John 1:1-14)

 

There is one God, but three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  (2 Cor. 13:11-14)

 

As human beings we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God.  Forgiveness and salvation are gifts which we receive by faith in Jesus Christ.  (Romans 3:23-24)

 

You receive the assurance of salvation in Jesus Christ when you,  “Confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead.”  (Rom. 10:9)

 

In baptism God forgives sin, delivers from death and the devil, and gives everlasting salvation to all who believe what he has promised. He who believes and is baptized shall be saved.  (Mark 16:16)

The Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative word.  Because God speaks to us in the reading of the Bible, Christ’s disciples are called to read the Bible on a regular basis.  (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

 

The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword.  (Heb. 4:12)

 

We teach “The Marks of Discipleship”: daily prayer, weekly worship, Bible reading service, relationship with other believers, and faithful stewardship.  (2 Tim. 4:15)

 

The church is a gift of God’s grace.  Believers in the church are family, brothers and sisters in Christ, who are called to encourage spiritual growth and accountability in each other.  (Mark 3:33-34)

The heart of a believer desires to worship God. In our worship of God, we glorify Him though word, song, and sacraments.  We come to understand our sin, our need for a savior, and our dependence on God. God uses worship to speak to us and nurture our faith.  (John 4:24)

 

We believe that the institution of marriage is a sacred covenant designed by God as a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. Christians are called to defend and protect God’s marriage design and to minister in Christ’s name to those who suffer the consequences of its brokenness.  (Matthew 19:4-6)

 

We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Our faith and discipleship leads to works, not in order to earn God’s acceptance, but to glorify God for the gift of salvation given by grace.  We are in this world to share the good news of Jesus Christ.  (James 2:14-17)

 

We value home and family as a place where we are nurtured and equipped in a lifestyle of faith in order to carry the message of God’s love in Jesus Christ into all aspect of daily lives.  (Proverbs 22:6)