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Essential Beliefs

– Authority of the Scriptures
We believe the Bible is God’s Word and has ultimate authority in our beliefs and actions.
2 Timothy 3:16

– The Nature of God, the Trinity
We believe in God the Father and God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, the Three in One.
Hebrews 1:3

– The Nature of Humanity
We believe all people are loved by God and need Jesus Christ as their Savior.
1 Corinthians 15:47-49

– Salvation and God’s Purpose of Grace
We believe one comes to a right relationship with God by His grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:8-9

– The Nature of the Church
We believe the church is God’s primary way of accomplishing His redemptive plan.
Ephesians 4:15-16

– The Ordinances of the Church
We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances symbolizing God’s work in our lives and are important to spiritual life and
1 Corinthians 11

– The Kingdom of God
We believe in God’s general sovereignty over the universe and His particular rule over those who accept Him as Lord.
1 Peter 2:4-10

– The Lord’s Day
We believe the first day of the week is resurrection day and a day to celebrate His rule in our lives.
Hebrews 10:24-25 / Exodus 20:8-1

Essential Practices

– Worship
We worship God for who He is and for what He is doing in our lives.
Psalm 95:1-7

– Bible Study
We study the Bible to know God and His truth and to find direct application into our lives.
Hebrews 4:12

– Biblical Community
We partner with other Christians to accomplish God’s purpose for our lives, to hold one another accountable and to meet each other’s needs.
Acts 2:44-47

– Great Commission
We will go out of our way to reach all people with the message of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20

– Service
We intentionally give our lives away in order to accomplish God’s purpose.
Romans 12:1

– Prayer
We pray to know God and connect with Him in order to find direction for daily life.
Jeremiah 33:3

– Generous Giving
We cheerfully, generously and obediently give out all God has given to us.
2 Corinthians 8:7

– Spiritual Gifts
We use our spiritual gifts to accomplish God’s purposes.
Romans 12:4-6

Essential Virtues

– Love
We unconditionally and sacrificially love and forgive others.
1 John 4:10-12

– Joy
We have inner contentment and purpose in spite of circumstances.
John 15:11

– Peace
We are free from anxiety because things are right with God, others and myself.
Philippians 4:6-7

– Patience
We are slow to anger, anxiety and frustration while enduring the pressures of life.
James 1:2-4

– Kindness
We look for opportunities to add value to others expecting nothing in return.
Philippians 2:3-4

– Goodness
We choose to do what is right in all things.
1 Thessalonians 5:15

– Gentleness
We thoughtfully, considerately and calmly deal with others.
Philippians 4:5

– Faithfulness
We keep our word and do what is right.
Proverbs 3:3-4

– Self Control
We pursue godliness, practice righteousness and overcome temptation through the spirit of God.
I Corinthians 10:13