Beliefs

love God, love each other, live on mission

The Gospel defines everything

The word gospel means good news, we believe that good news is God’s grace invading the darkness of this world. God in his own divine way orchestrated salvation and hope to a sinful world through his perfect Son Jesus Christ, and his life, death and resurrection. Jesus came and did everything necessary to restore the relationship between sinful mankind and a perfect and holy God. He did this by offering his life as a substitutionary sacrifice to God for our sins. In doing this, Jesus satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. In order to have a restored relationship with God, thereby avoiding the wrath and judgement of God because of sin, one must trust and believe in the finished work of Jesus. In doing so, declaring and understanding that there is no other name by which men or women can be saved.

The Basis of our beliefs

Our beliefs are based on Jesus’ command to “‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:37-39).

We’ve elaborated below to explain just what our mission statement of “Love God, Love Each Other, and Live On Mission” means for us. If you’d like a more in-depth explanation of our doctrinal beliefs, you may want to read The Baptist Faith & Message.

Love God

We believe that God is the Creator of all that exists, and that he himself has existed eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4 | Isaiah 64:8 | Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19 | John 16:7-15 | Hebrews 1:2-3

We believe that God created us to worship him and give him glory.
Isaiah 43:7, 21 | Psalm 96:9 | Matthew 4:10

We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshipping him but that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe in him.
John 3:16 | Acts 2:22-39 | Romans 3:21-24

We believe that salvation is a free gift given at God’s initiative and must be received personally by faith.
John 5:24 | Romans 10:9-10 | Ephesians 2:8-9

We believe the Bible to be God’s Word, a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with him, worship him, and bring him glory.
Psalm 19:7-10 | 2 Timothy 3:15-17 | 2 Peter 1:19-21

Love Each Other

We believe that Jesus established his Body on Earth in the Church and that the Church is a community that exists for the purpose of declaring the gospel and glory of Jesus throughout the world.
1 Corinthians 12:12-31 | Colossians 1:18-20 | 1 Peter 2:9

We believe the church is a family and that every believer should be identified with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability.
Ephesians 4:11-16 | Colossians 3:12-25 | Hebrews 10:24-25

Live On Mission

We believe that God cares about every need of every person and that the Church, as Christ’s Body, is to show his love and care for every person. Every member of the Church is called to be a minister of the gospel through acts of loving service and a willingness to share the truth of the gospel with everyone at every opportunity.

John 13:34-35  |  1 Peter 3:15  |  1 Peter 4:8

We believe that the scope of God’s love is worldwide, and this church is committed to taking the gospel to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.

Isaiah 49:6  |  Matthew 28:18-20  |  Romans 10:13-15  |  1 Timothy 2:3-4