WHAT WE BELIEVE

OUR SHARED VALUES AND BELIEFS

We believe Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. He teaches us how to live an abundant life—a redeemed and forgiven life—full of joy in service and in fellowship with God. We strive to put the risen Christ at the center of everything we do.

We believe the Bible is the Word of God. Scripture reveals God’s plan for salvation through Jesus Christ. It teaches us how to live, serve and become his disciples. With Christ as our guide, example, and interpreter of scriptures, we need no other mediator between us and God. Each day, through prayer and personal Bible study, we strive to deepen our relationship with God and our understanding of his purpose for us.

We believe Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion) are symbolic celebrations of grace. Believer’s Baptism celebrates new life in Christ. The Lord’s Supper celebrates Christ’s sacrifice for us on the Cross.

We believe the Church is the body of Christ on Earth. A local congregation (church) is a fellowship of believers, not a building or institution. Each individual congregation is autonomous, yet part of the larger body of Christ with many expressions and locations. Believers achieve oneness in Christ that transcends all human limitations, including the differences that exist between denominations.

We believe in the Priesthood of all Believers. We ordain both men and women for any and every role of service in the church.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CHRISTIAN?

A Christian is one who follows Christ, one who can say, “Jesus is Lord.” It is an extension of the command to “love the Lord your God with all you heart, soul and mind.” Perhaps the most important word in the Christian faith is “love.”

Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son (Jesus), so that whoever puts his (her) trust in him will be saved.” Put your faith in Jesus Christ, God’s son, and you become a Christian.

Christians often talk about going to heaven when they die. That’s a wonderful promise, but the Christian journey is also about life here on earth being enhanced through one’s relationship with Jesus Christ.  Jesus said of his followers, “I have come so that they might have life, a full and abundant life” (John 10:10). Jesus spent more time in his earthly life teaching his followers how to live and love others than he did talking about what happens after we die. That’s a good indication that he wants us to do the same.

WHAT DOES GOD WANT FOR US?

God desires for us to be in relationship with Him.  He wants us to accept His love, be reconciled to Him, and live our lives in a way that honors and glorifies Him.  We believe that…

If you’d like to know more about becoming a follower of Jesus Christ, please contact one of our ministers