What We Believe
 
We believe that God created the world and everything in it, including human beings.
 
We believe God created a perfect world. In the beginning there was no sin, no hatred, no disunity and no death. But God allowed humans to make their own choices

We believe the first humans, Adam and Eve, disobeyed God, allowing sin to enter God’s perfect world. From then on, every human being has been born with sinful desires that lead to separation from God.


We believe the story does not end there. God loves the world and the people in it-so much in fact, that he made a plan to take away the guilt of our sin.

We believe God sent his son, Jesus, into the world as a human. Jesus lived a sinless life and then was killed to pay the price for sins he didn’t commit-but our sins. Jesus accepted the punishment for our sins so that we don’t have to.

We believe that three days after he was killed, God brought Jesus back to life again, defeating the power of death and evil. Jesus still lives today, eternally in heaven with God the Father. One day he will come back to earth to put an end to evil-sin-death and pain-so as to renew all things. He will gather all who have believed in him from every time and place to live with him forever.

We believe that our faith is centered in God’s love for us, demonstrated in Jesus Christ, his son.

We believe that when we accept Jesus’ sacrifice for us and commit our lives to following him, God sees us as perfect, the way we were first created to be. We cannot manufacture such faith on our own; it is the result of God’s Spirit working within us.

We believe that the Bible-known as the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God is the final authority for life and faith.

Our faith is centered in the overwhelming love of God toward us. We believe God is three – God the Father- God the Son (Jesus Christ)- and God the Holy Spirit

We believe that we are saved by grace alone through faith, not by what we think or do to earn God’s favor. Our works do not earn our salvation, but are a way to thank God for this free gift of salvation

We celebrate two sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. They remind us of God’s promises to us and help us claim those promises as our own.