What We Believe
Our beliefs are based on Jesus’ command that “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-39).
We’ve elaborated below on what our mission statement of “Love God, love each other, and love our world” means for us. If you’d like a more in-depth explanation of our doctrinal beliefs, you may want to read The Baptist Faith & Message.
We believe that God is the Creator of everything and that he exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God created us to worship him and give him glory.
We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshipping him but that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe in him.
We believe that salvation is a free gift given at God’s initiative and must be received personally by faith.
We believe the Bible to be God’s Word, a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with him, worship him, and bring him glory.
Love Each Other
We believe that Jesus established his body on Earth in the church and that the church is a community that exists for the purpose of declaring the gospel and glory of Jesus throughout the world.
We believe the church is a family and that every believer should be identified with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability.
Love Our World
We believe that God cares about every need of every person and that the church, as Christ’s body, is to show his love and care for every person. Every member of the church is called to be a minister of the gospel through acts of loving service and a willingness to share the truth of the gospel with everyone at every opportunity.
We believe that the scope of God’s love is worldwide, and this church is committed to taking the gospel to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.
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