As a community, first and foremost, we trust in the sovereignty and providence of God. We believe God is full of wonder, majesty, and mystery, and is infinitely amazing and ultimately indefinable. That being said, this is what we believe:
We believe that the bible, composed of both old and new testaments, is the inspired and infallible word of God, and holds all authority in matters of faith, life, and practice.
We believe in one absolute, everlasting, and perfect God who eternally exists in three co-equal persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father, creator of all things seen and unseen in whom alone we must worship, trust, and serve.
We believe humankind was created in the image of God, declared good, and designed to live in harmony with God. But humankind fell into sin and thus broke this harmony becoming dead in sin, and is therefore lost.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the only son of God, who is both truly God and truly man. Conceived by the miracle and mystery of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, Jesus lived a perfect sinless life, and out of obedience to the Father offered himself as a voluntary sacrifice for the sin of humankind. He was crucified on a cross and was dead and buried. After three days, Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the elect, who are justified by faith alone and not by any action or merit of their own. Faith in Jesus Christ alone, made possible by the Holy Spirit, is the only grounds for salvation.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life, who along with the Father and the Son is equally eternal God. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and justifies and regenerates believers through faith, setting them free to love God and to love people. It is out of gratitude for this redemption and freedom that a life of obedience and gratefulness flows. The indwelling Spirit claims, seals, instructs and empowers the believer until the return of Jesus Christ.
We believe in one true universal Church of which Jesus Christ is the head, and includes all persons who by faith in Jesus Christ alone have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. The Church is made up of imperfect people and thus, is not perfect. It is the Holy Spirit who leads the Church in its mission in the world. This mission includes proclaiming the Gospel, making and sending disciples, caring for those in need, and seeking justice for the afflicted and oppressed.
We believe that the gift of the Sacraments, as handed down from Jesus Christ, is a further expression of God’s covenant of grace. It is in baptism that we proclaim that God frees us from our sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, adopts us as sons and daughters, and joins us to himself that we might have new life as a part of the covenant family. There is but one baptism in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is at the Lord’s Table that Christ invites the believer to partake in his presence through the bread and the cup as we are reminded of Christ’s death and resurrection, and spiritually nourished by the power and mystery of the Holy Spirit.