Introducing People to God by Knowing, Living, and Sharing the Gospel

1. THE TRIUNE GOD

There is only One God (Deut 6:4-5; Mt 28:19; Jn 1:1-4; Acts 5:3-4).  God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God.

2. GOD THE FATHER

God the Father is good (Ps. 136:1; Mk 10:18). He is Creator God, powerful, and His plans and purposes cannot be thwarted (Ps. 18:1-2; Job 42:2). He is unique (Is. 40:18; 55:8-9; Ps. 50:12; 97:9) and has always existed (Ps. 90:2; Is 40:28; Acts 17:23-25). He rules over all and is the only Sovereign God (Ps.93).

3. JESUS, GOD THE SON

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human, yet sinless (Matt 1:20; Lk 2:52; John 1:1-4, Heb 4:15). Christ the Son is the agent by which God the Father created all things, and by the Son’s word He freely and supernaturally created the world out of nothing (Gen 1; Hebrews 1:3; John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17 ).

4. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit gives life (John 3:5-8, 6:63), is a guarantee of God’s work (Eph 1:14), leads to holiness (Rom 8:14; Gal 5:16-18), empowers God’s people (Acts 1:8; Rom 8:27, 15:19), and convicts the world of sin through the proclamation of the gospel (John 16:8-11; Acts 7:51).

5. THE WORD OF GOD

In God’s goodness, he has graciously revealed His existence and greatness in the created order, and has ultimately revealed himself to sinful humanity in the person of His Son, the Incarnate Word (John 1:1-4, 14; 1 John 1:1-3).  Thus the scriptures are infallible and sufficient.

6. MAN

God made man – male and female – in His own image, as the crown of creation, that man might have fellowship with Him (Genesis 1:26-27). Tempted by Satan, man sinned and rebelled against God. Unregenerate man lives under the dominion of sin and Satan. He is at enmity with God, hostile toward God, and hateful of God.

7. THE GOSPEL

We believe that the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ.  It is seen as folly to the world, but scripture tells us it is the power of God to those who are being saved, this is good news for man. Jesus is the only mediator between God and man, therefore, there is no other name by which men must be saved (Acts 4:12).

8. MAN'S RESPONSE: FAITH AND REPENTANCE

The only requirement for salvation is repentant faith in Jesus Christ. This means that repentance is inseparable from faith in believing that only Jesus can save, since in order to believe in Jesus you must stop the belief in self and sin. It is a simultaneous action of repenting and believing.

9. SANCTIFICATION

The Holy Spirit is the active agent in our sanctification and seeks to produce His fruit in us as our minds are renewed and we are conformed to the image of Christ. Though indwelling sin remains a reality as we are led by the Spirit, we grow in the knowledge of the Lord, freely keeping His commandments and endeavoring to so live in the world that all may see our good works and glorify God.

10. THE CHURCH

The ultimate mission of the church is worship and the making of disciples through the preaching of the gospel. The Church is made up of those who have become genuine followers of Jesus Christ and have personally appropriated the gospel. The Church exists to worship and glorify God.

11. THE END TIMES

The consummation of all things includes the visible, personal and glorious return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead and the translation of those alive in Christ, the judgment of the just and the unjust, and the fulfillment of Christ’s kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth.