We are a casual church with a serious faith.  We may simplify the approach to ministry, but when it comes to our beliefs, there are some unchanging non-negotiables that ground us.  These keep us moving toward God and reaching out to our world.

 

The Bible is God Inspired  2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Bible is our compass for living. God's Word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. The Old and New Testament is given by God for us to study so we can apply its principles and lessons. Scripture is the ultimate authority for life. There are no errors in Gods Word.

 

God is the One True God and Jesus Christ is His Son  John 17:3

There is one all powerful God that is the creator of Heaven and Earth. He loved us so much that He sent His Son so we can have a relationship with Him. Jesus Christ is fully God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, taught truth, died on a cross for the payment for our sins, and resurrected from the dead. His saving and healing power is available for us today.

 

People Sin. God Saves  Romans 6:23

We mess up and the Bible calls it sin. God created us in His own image, but we chose disobedience. We deserve death and separation from God, but by His grace through His Son Jesus we can be forgiven. By trusting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we can experience freedom and live an amazing life.

 

Communion and Water Baptism  Acts 2:41-42, Romans 6:3-5

There are two ways we can remember what Jesus did for us on the cross. Communion is a memorial and a celebration. The Eucharist consists of two elements: the bread helps remind us of His body that was broken for us and the cup reminds us of His blood that was spilled for the payment for our sins. The Bible encourages us to follow Jesus example by being immersed in water after we make a decision to follow Him. It is a public way for us to show that we are changed...an outward sign of an inner reality.

 

Life Change  Romans 12:1-2

God welcomes us the way we are, but change begins to happen from the inside out. He loves you just the way you are but He also loves you too much to leave you like that! We stop living for ourselves and desire to glorify God by our actions and words. God helps us change the way we act and the way we think!

 

The Holy Spirit  Acts 1:8

The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, draws people to Jesus and fills us with God's power. The baptism in the Holy Spirit gives us power to share the good news of Jesus Christ. He also gives us different gifts so we can build up the church and love others. The gifts of the Spirit used in an orderly way are a beautiful and vital part of the church.

 

The Church  1 Timothy 3:14-15, Matthew 5:13-16

The church of the living God is the pillar and foundation of the truth and has been established by Him for His purposes on earth. God has called the Church to represent Himself in this world and to make a huge difference. Just like salt & light affects and changes whatever it comes in contact with, so we, the church, are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

 

Gods Plan for the End Times  1 Thessalonians 4:17

The Bible says that Jesus will return to the earth to bring His followers to Heaven. There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged. Everyone whose name is not in the Book of Life will be separated from God for eternity in Hell. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be rewarded and spend eternity in the new Heaven and new earth with God and other followers of Christ.

 

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