Our beliefs shape us

God is telling a beautiful story. It’s a story of love, forgiveness, and relationship. It’s a story of hope, and each of us plays an important part. Discover what our church believes about God, salvation, and eternity, as well as your role in this adventure called life.

The Good Story

[God]

In the beginning…God created the world and the universe it rests in. He has existed for eternity as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. One God with three, co-equal personalities.

[Man]

God created man in His image, which means we’re like Him in character. Although men and women have the potential for good, we have a tendency to be disobedient. In other words, we’re inherently sinful. This attitude, or sin, separates us from God.

[Eternity]

As men and women, we were created to exist forever. We will either exist together with God through salvation or separated from God because of sin. Eternal separation from God is called Hell. Experiencing eternal life in union with Him is called Heaven. These are places of eternal existence.

[Jesus]

God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to save the world. Although Jesus was miraculously born to Mary, a virgin, He is both fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for all of our sins by dying on a cross. After three days Jesus rose from the dead and demonstrated His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven, and one day he will return to earth to reign as king. Until his return, we have been given the Holy Spirit to guide us.

[Holy Spirit]

The Holy Spirit is our counselor, helping people understand their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit gives us power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance to do what’s right. Every day, we strive to live in awareness of His presence.

[Salvation]

Salvation is a gift from God to man. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ and accepting God’s forgiveness can we be saved from the penalty of sin. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.