Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

The Gospel

  • The Gospel Changes People – through the continual application of the gospel, we become more like Christ.
  • The Gospel Brings Joy – the Gospel sets us free from condemnation and self-righteousness to enjoy God fully.
  • The Gospel Defines Community – in union with Christ, we become sons and daughters of God.
  • The Gospel Frees Us –to be who  God made us to be – not seeking the approval of man but free in the Lord.
  • The Gospel Informs Attitudes – as Christians, we desire the peace and well-being of our communities.
  • The Gospel Curbs Pride – we are humbled by the grace of God in Christ Jesus.
  • The Gospel Renews Culture – we do all we do for the glory of God.
  • The Gospel Spreads – church planting is both the result of and means to fulfilling the Great Commission.

The Gospel

  • The Gospel Changes People – through the continual application of the gospel, we become more like Christ.
  • The Gospel Brings Joy – the Gospel sets us free from condemnation and self-righteousness to enjoy God fully.
  • The Gospel Defines Community – in union with Christ, we become sons and daughters of God.
  • The Gospel Frees Us –to be who  God made us to be – not seeking the approval of man but free in the Lord.
  • The Gospel Informs Attitudes – as Christians, we desire the peace and well-being of our communities.
  • The Gospel Curbs Pride – we are humbled by the grace of God in Christ Jesus.
  • The Gospel Renews Culture – we do all we do for the glory of God.
  • The Gospel Spreads – church planting is both the result of and means to fulfilling the Great Commission.

The Gospel is – the person (the Son of God, the 2nd person of the Trinity) and work (His life, death, resurrection, and ascension) of the Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of sinners like you and me!

Westminster Confession

We believe the Westminster Confession to be a faithful summary of the Scriptures’ teaching.

A brief snapshot of some of those important theological issues:

God

Is the creator and sustainer of all things.  He is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being wisdom power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.  There are three persons in the Godhead:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit:  and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Jesus Christ

The Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, was born of the virgin Mary, without sin.  He lived a perfect life and offered Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice to pay for the sins of those who believe in Him.  He was crucified, dead, and was buried.  He rose again on the third day and is seated at the right hand of God the Father and will return to judge the earth at the last day.

The Holy Spirit

Is alive and working in the world and in His people.  He convinces men of  sin and works faith in them thereby uniting them to Christ.

The Bible

Is the infallible, inerrant, Word of God.  It is our only rule for faith and life.  It is profitable for teaching, correcting, and training in righteousness and is able to make one wise unto salvation.

Men & Women

Are created in the image of God.  Because of our sin, we are separated from God and are unable to offer anything pleasing to Him.  Only by God’s saving grace can men and women be in a right relationship with Him.

The Church  

Consists of all those who have faith in Jesus Christ.  God has one people and the story of the Bible is the story of God redeeming His people for Himself.

Salvation

Is a gift of God’s grace.  Because of the person and work of Christ on our behalf, God accepts us as righteous in His sight; and this salvation is received by faith alone.

Those who have faith in Jesus Christ

Will, at their death, be made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God to all eternity.  Those that do not have faith in Christ will also live eternally, out of the presence of God and enduring the pains of Hell forever.