TO GLORIFY GOD BY MAKING DISCIPLES
WHAT A DISCIPLE LOOKS LIKE
We are grounded in God's word.
We are pursuing God's glory.
We are loving God's
We are engaging in God's world.
IN THE GODHEAD.
We believe in the one true God who lives eternally in three persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
IN GOD THE FATHER.
We believe in the love, grace, and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming, and judging the world for His own glory.
IN THE AUTHORITY OF THE SCRIPTURES.
We believe in the divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God — fully trustworthy for faith and life.
IN THE PURPOSE & DIGNITY OF HUMANITY.
We believe in the dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to glorify and love Him, love their neighbors, and care for creation. Yet, they are corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
IN THE REBELLION & SIN OF HUMANITY.
We believe in the representative sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to the immediate and eternal detriment of mankind. All people are born into sin, and by choosing the way of sin, are now broken-hearted by pain, fear, and sorrow as they fumble their way towards death.
IN THE INCARNATION OF JESUS.
We believe in the incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He was born of the virgin Mary and was truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
IN THE SACRIFICIAL DEATH OF JESUS.
We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross — dying in our place, paying the price of sin, defeating evil, and so reconciling us with God.
IN JUSTIFICATION BY GRACE ALONE.
We believe in the mediation of Jesus as the only Savior of the world, and the justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ, as revealed by the gospel.
IN THE PHYSICAL RESURRECTION & REIGN OF JESUS.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ and the fruits of the resurrection. He ascended to the Father, is reigning as the King of the world, and is making mediation as the only Savior of the world.
IN THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
We believe in the immediacy and practical potency of the work of God the Holy Spirit. The Spirit leads people to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship, enlivens our ministry in the church through manifold gifts, and enables our gospel witness in the world.
IN THE CHURCH OF KING JESUS.
We believe the church is the body of Christ, both local and universal. We believe in the priesthood of all believers — they are given life by the Spirit and endowed by Him with gifts to worship God, mature in faith, and proclaim the gospel. In this, the church promotes justice and love in the world.
IN THE RETURN OF KING JESUS & THE RENEWAL OF ALL THINGS.
We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God. He will raise all people to judgement, bringing eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost. He will also establish a new heaven and a new earth, restoring the chaos brought about by sin to the happy order of God’s glory in His renewed creation.