What We Believe

God is a personal God, desiring reconciliation with His greatest creation (Revelation 3:20)

Our belief in God centers on His personal nature, His desire for a relationship with humanity. In Revelation 3:20, He extends an invitation to all, standing at the door of our hearts, seeking reconciliation and communion with each individual. This foundational belief underscores the importance of a personal connection with the Divine, emphasizing God’s accessibility and love for His creation.

Christ is divine (John 1:1, 14)

At the core of our faith lies the recognition of Jesus Christ’s divinity. In John 1:1, He is described as the Word, existing from the beginning with God, and in verse 14, it’s affirmed that this Word became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. Our belief in Christ’s divinity acknowledges His eternal nature and His pivotal role in God’s plan for salvation, emphasizing the significance of His teachings, sacrifice, and redemptive power.

The Bible is the Inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

Central to our faith is the belief that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, serving as our ultimate authority in matters of faith and practice. As articulated in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 2 Peter 1:20-21, the Scriptures are God-breathed, guiding us in understanding truth, righteousness, and the character of God Himself. This conviction underscores the importance of diligent study, interpretation, and application of God’s Word in our lives.

Salvation from sin (Matthew 1:21)

Our belief in salvation centers on the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, as stated in Matthew 1:21, where He is proclaimed as the one who saves His people from their sins. This foundational truth highlights the need for reconciliation with God due to humanity’s fallen nature, emphasizing Christ’s role as the sole mediator between God and humanity, offering forgiveness, redemption, and eternal life to all who believe in Him.

A new birth (John 3:3, 5-7)

Our faith acknowledges the necessity of a spiritual rebirth, as Jesus teaches in John 3:3, emphasizing the need for individuals to be born again to enter the kingdom of God. This concept of regeneration underscores the transformative power of God’s grace, renewing hearts and minds, and initiating a new life characterized by faith, obedience, and spiritual growth.

Living a holy life (Luke 1:73-75; Titus 2:11)

Central to our faith is the call to live a life of holiness and righteousness, as exemplified in Luke 1:73-75 and Titus 2:11. This entails a dedication to God’s will, a commitment to moral purity, and a pursuit of excellence in character and conduct. Our belief in holy living reflects our desire to honor God in all aspects of life, striving to reflect His goodness, love, and truth to the world.

Purity and blamelessness by sanctification (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Our faith emphasizes the process of sanctification, as described in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, where believers are called to be set apart and made holy in every aspect of life—spirit, soul, and body. This ongoing work of God’s grace involves the purification of heart and mind, the cultivation of spiritual virtues, and the pursuit of moral integrity. Our belief in sanctification underscores the transformative power of God’s Spirit, shaping believers into vessels of honor and righteousness.

The unity of God's people (John 17:21; Ephesians 4)

Fundamental to our faith is the call to unity among God’s people, as prayed for by Jesus in John 17:21 and elaborated upon in Ephesians 4. This unity is not merely organizational but reflects a deep spiritual bond rooted in our common faith, purpose, and identity in Christ. Our belief in unity underscores the importance of mutual love, respect, and cooperation among believers, as we strive to manifest the oneness of the body of Christ to the world.

Divine healing (James 5:14-16)

Our faith affirms the reality of divine healing, as outlined in James 5:14-16, where believers are encouraged to pray for one another’s physical and spiritual well-being, trusting in God’s power to restore and heal. This belief acknowledges God as the ultimate source of healing and wholeness, emphasizing the importance of faith, prayer, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the restoration of health and vitality. Our belief in divine healing reflects our confidence in God’s compassionate care and His desire to bring restoration and wholeness to His people.