What We Believe
The Good News is that God has revealed Himself to us as “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”, the Holy Trinity. God as three in one and one in three– this divine fellowship of love – has fully and perfectly made Himself known to us through the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is God in the flesh, God as one of us in the Incarnation. God is Love. And through that Love He created us, changes us, leads us, refines us, equips us and heals us. This is good news. This is the Gospel.
We believe the Bible is the true and completely trustworthy Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and the revelation of God’s unfolding plan for His universe. The Holy Scriptures are the written testimony of poets, prophets, kings, scribes, and disciples who knew God and who wanted to share their witness and experience of Him with the world.
The Creeds help us understand and articulate the mystery of God and to clarify Scripture. The two oldest creeds are the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed.
The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ
While religions and philosophies of the world are not without elements of truth, Jesus Christ alone is the full revelation of God. In and through the Gospel, Jesus critiques and corrects all views and doctrines. All persons everywhere need to learn of him, come to know and believe in him, and receive new life in him.
Mission and Missions
The Risen Lord commissioned his disciples to preach the gospel and to follow his commandments. The mission of the church includes both evangelistic proclamation and deeds of love and service. We affirm our responsibility to know, love, and serve the Lord in our local settings and contexts. Since the biblical pattern of witness moves from the local to the global, we endeavor to be well-informed about our local communities and active in evangelism, service, social justice, and cross-cultural, international mission, with concern for the poor of the world.