We believe that salvation is merely the beginning of an exciting and meaningful life with our Lord. Our desire is to come alongside those seeking to grow their relationship with our Creator by providing life growing opportunities. We desire to help grow confident and mature Christians biblically, spiritually, and practically.

 

God
God is the Supreme Ruler and Creator of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God. “Tri” meaning three, and “Unity” meaning one, Tri+Unity = Trinity. It is a way of acknowledging what the Bible reveals to us about God, that God is yet three “Persons” who have the same essence of deity. God the Son (Jesus) is fully, completely God. God the Father is fully, completely God. And God the Holy Spirit is fully, completely God. Yet there is only one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 273:22Psalm 90:2Matthew 18:191 Peter 1:2

 

The Bible
The Bible is God’s inspired Word to us. The Bible was written by people, under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the supreme standard for truth in the universe and the rule book for all Christian living. The Bible itself declares it is truth without error.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2Psalms 119:1189105Isaiah 40:8Matthew 22:29John 5:3916:13-1517:17Romans 15:42 Timothy 3:15-17Hebrews 1:1-2;4:121 Peter 1:252 Peter 3:16

 

The Trinity
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Deuteronomy 6:4Isaiah 61:1Matthew 28:19Mark 1:9-11Luke 1:35John 5:21-2314:1016Romans 8:9-111 Corinthians 8:62 Corinthians 13:14;Hebrews 1:8-10James 2:19

 

The Father
God is great: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Exodus 3:14Numbers 23:19Leviticus 11:44-4519:2Psalm 11:4-6Malachi 3:6John 3:164:245:2614:1Acts 17:28Romans 3:3-4

 

The Son
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us, in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
Isaiah 7:1453Matthew 1:18-233:178:2914:3316:1628:5-6Luke 22:7024:46-47John 1:11410:3011:25-27;17:1-5Acts 1:92:22-247:55-56;Romans 1:3-43:23-268:1-310:41 Corinthians 8:62 Corinthians 5:19-21Gal 4:4-5Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:152:91 Timothy 2:5-63:16

 

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Genesis 1:2Psalm 51:11139:7 ff.Isaiah 61:1-3Joel 2:28-32Mark 1:10Lk 1:354:111:1312:12John 15:2616:7-14Acts 1:82:1-413:2Romans 8:9-1114-1626-271 Corinthians 3:16Ephesians 1:13-142 Peter 1:21Revelation 22:17

 

Water Baptism
Water baptism is a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior.  Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ as a reassurance for the believer that they are united with God. Jesus was baptized and commanded that all believers were to be also.
Matthew 3:16-1728:18-20Acts 2:418:12

 

The Priesthood of the Believer
Jesus Christ grants every believer a unique relationship with the Lord. As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of Grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry. In other words, you have the same access to God as your leadership.
1 Peter 2:9

 

Eternity
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:1636Romans 6:231 John 2:255:11-13Revelation 20:15

 

Man
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. God created mankind both male and female, He created them. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:26-302:718-223Psalms 8:3-632:1-551:5Isaiah 6:5Jeremiah 17:5Acts 17:26-31Romans 1:19-32;3:10-18235:66:67:14-251 Corinthians 1:21-3115:1921-22Ephesians 2Colossians 1:21-223:9-11

 

Discipleship
Discipleship is the obligation of every follower of Jesus Christ. Jesus commands us to go and make disciples in all the earth. We believe that each person is responsible to first evangelize and disciple their own family, then their community, and then the world, as the Holy Spirit leads them and gives them the ability.
Matthew 28:18-20

Salvation
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Isaiah 1:1853:5-655:7Matthew 1:2127:22-6628:1-6Luke 1:68-692:28-32John 1:123:16365:24Acts 2:21;4:1216:30-31Romans 1:16-183:23-255:8-1061 Corinthians 1:182 Corinthians 5:17-20Galatians 2:203:13;Ephesians 2:8-10Philippians 2:12-13Hebrews 9:24-28Revelation 3:20

The Church
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Matthew 16:18-1918:15-20Acts 2:41-475:11-1413:1-314:2316:520:28; 1 Corinthians 7:179:13-1412;Ephesians 1:22-232:19-223:10-125:22-32Colossians 1:183:151 Timothy 4:141 Peter 5:1-4Revelation 21:2-3

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