BELIEFS

God – Creator, All-knowing.
God has eternally existed. God himself shows us His desire for a relationship by being relational in Himself. He continually revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each part of what we know as the Trinity has distinct personal attributes, but these do not divide the nature or essence of God’s being. Being created in God’s image means that God is in Himself relational and that He created man to be in relationship with Himself.

Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 43:3,15; 64:8; Jeremiah 10:10; 17:13; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17

Jesus – Son of God & Ultimate Sacrifice.
Jesus has eternally existed as the Son of God. As a part of the narratives story of God’s redemption, Jesus became human. In other words, God became one of us. The church describes this as the Incarnation. The redemption narrative, which we call the Bible, continues as Jesus not only becomes human, but is born to a virgin and lives a sinless, perfect life on earth, allowing him to make right everything that had been done wrong in Adam. Jesus chose to die on a cross as a sacrifice for the penalty that should have been ours and his resurrection three days later made new life possible for us in this life and the next. What Jesus did during his time on earth and the character of his being provided a consistent reminder of what we should be about with our lives.

Genesis 18:1ff.; Mark 1:1; 3:11; John 1:1-18,29; 10:30,38; 11:25-27; 20:1-20,28; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26;; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-22; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; Titus 2:13-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-15; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 3:22; 1 John 1:7-9; 3:2; 4:14-15

Holy Spirit – helper provided by God to aid in our spiritual transformation.        

Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; Psalms 51:11; 139:7ff; Matthew 1:18; 28:19; John 4:24; 14: 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4,38; 4:31; 5:3; 6:3; 7:55; 19:1-6; Romans 8:9-11,14-16,26-27; 1 Timothy 3:16; 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:14; 3:16; Hebrews 9:8,14; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 4:13; 5:6-7; Revelation 1:10; 22:17.

Bible – inspired word of God, infallible.

Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 17:19; Joshua 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105,140; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Jeremiah 15:16; 36:1-32; Matthew 5:17-18; 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Romans 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21

Man – God’s greatest design.
Sinful, seeking meaning because we were created in God’s image

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5,7,18-22; 3; 9:6; Psalms 1; 8:3-6; 32:1-5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Matthew 16:26; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18,23; 5:6,12,19; 6:6; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19,21-22; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11.

Sin – is what separates us from a loving God

Role of The Church – to provide encouragement and opportunities to grow closer to God.

Salvation – the only way to Heaven through Jesus Christ

Marriage – the uniting of one man and one woman created in God's image in a committed covenant for a lifetime.

Genesis 1:27; Mark 10:6-9