WE BELIEVE

 

 
Humanity (You & Me)
We believe there is one God, the creator of heaven, earth, and the universe. God created people in his image and likeness, beginning with  a man and woman named Adam and Eve. At the beginning of human existence, Adam and Eve were deceived by Satan into disobeying God. From the moment of the first act of disobedience, when sin entered the world, human beings have been sinners. Sin separates us from God because he is holy, flawless, and perfect, yet it is as if our souls are covered in filthy rags because of the stains of sin upon our lives.  Thankfully, there is hope.  Jesus Christ laid down his life and shed his blood much like a sacrificial lamb for each and EVERY PERSON so that by BELIEVING in him as Savior and Lord ANYONE can receive the gift of ETERNAL LIFE.
 
"Eternal life" is beyond today, here on earth, it is the gift of spending forever in the presence of God Almighty, no longer separated from him by sin. Ultimately, every person will spend eternity somewhere.  God gives us the freedom to either choose to spend eternity with him in heaven or spend it separated from him in hell.  What you and I believe today effects where we spend eternity.


The Trinity (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit)
We believe there is a beautiful fellowship of God in three persons, which we know as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father, is the creator of everything. Jesus Christ is God in human form. Jesus was fully human and fully divine during his time on earth. He will return one day for a final judgement of everyone who lives and has ever lived. His final judgment determines the eternal destination of every human being. The Holy Spirit is the supernatural way God is everywhere at all times. Through the Spirit, God empowers his people to fulfill the commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Church (Body of Christ)
We believe the church is NOT a place, but the PEOPLE of God empowered by the Holy Spirit, taught to live obediently according to the Holy Bible, living and serving together to fulfill God’s will. Our mission is to make NEW disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of world. Disciples are faithful followers of Jesus who are becoming more and more like Christ.  As the "body of Christ," we meet together regularly to worship our Creator and Savior, to encourage one another, to hold each other accountable, to grow closer as friends, to pray together, to train leaders and disciples, and serve others by meeting needs. When Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after his resurrection, he left his closest followers and all future Christians with the work of continuing what he had started.  We stand on the shoulders of the men and women who were the church of yesterday, as we live as the body of Christ today, preparing children to become the church of tomorrow.