Our Core Beliefs
We are a Bible-believing, non-denominational fellowship of Christ followers. We come from many different ecclesiastical backgrounds which means that we don't all believe the exact same way about every doctrinal belief Christians have debated for centuries. We do hold four core beliefs as essential:
THE HOLY BIBLE IS GOD'S WORD.
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD.
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit and will return to earth to consummate history. (John 1:1; John 1:14; John 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5)
YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace - not human effort - and must be received personally by repentance and faith. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Only believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God. (John 3:3-8; Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
BELIEVERS CAN BE SPIRIT-FILLED AND SPIRIT-LED.
We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. Every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit by simply asking. We seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right. (Acts 1:8; Luke 11:13; Romans 8:5-6; Galatians 5:16; Galatians 5:22-23)