Our Statement of Faith
Scripture: We believe that the Bible, composed of Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God and serves as the rule of faith and practice, being the authoritative witness to the truth of God embodied in Jesus Christ.
God: We believe in one God eternally existing as Three Persons, the Holy Three. We believe in God the Creator, author of all life and our salvation.
We believe that God created human beings, male and female, in the image of God as an expression of God’s eternal love, to live in God’s perfect will. As such, human beings are called to be faithful stewards of God’s creation and to live in relations with God, each other, and the created world. We believe in God the Spirit, Lord and giver of life, who reveals Jesus Christ to human beings to transform them through conversion and sanctification to full humanity as willed by the Creator.
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly human.
We believe that he lived a fully human life as Jesus of Nazareth, who walked with us, ministered to us, and proclaimed the Kingdom of God.
Because human beings sinned and suffered the penalty of death, we further believe in the life and death of the Lord for our sins, in the resurrection of his body, and in his ascension to heaven.
Salvation: We believe that our salvation is received through faith by grace through Jesus Christ, the only and sufficient mediator between God and humanity.
The Church: We believe that the Church is Jesus Christ’s body on earth, called to witness and proclaim the good news of God’s Kingdom and salvation to the world. The Church consists of believers, called by Jesus Christ to worship God, serve one another in a spirit of love and truth, and to proclaim God’s Kingdom—not only through word, but also through deeds of love and justice. As a witness to the Kingdom of God, the Church embodies God’s will to be one in diversity, to care for “the least of these,” and to proclaim hope. Therefore, the Church is a light unto the world at all times and in all places.