We believe that our life begins with God’s love and call to us. Our life is all a gift, and God is continually calling us to plunge deeper into this gift. In responding to His call we are joining a great adventure of faith and new life. We are called into community and we are called into service in Jesus name. While we encourage each other to respond to God’s unique call to each one of us, we summarize our response to God’s primary call on us as a community of believers like this:
Serving the World in the Name of Jesus
We believe God exists and is triune in nature, revealing to us through Jesus that He is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe the universe exists because God created it, not out of need or incompleteness but out of the overflowing fullness of His life and love, so we might enjoy fellowship with Him forever.
We believe all human beings have dignity because we were created by God in His own image, and great worth because we are loved by God beyond our ability to measure.
We believe the world has been inflicted with pain and suffering because human beings have fallen and sinned, and are no longer at peace with God, with each other, within ourselves nor with the rest of creation.
We believe God does not intend for sin and suffering to get the last word.
We believe God has revealed the truth about Himself in the Holy Scriptures, which are our authoritative guide for life and practice.
We believe God has come to us in the person of Jesus of Nazareth to save us from sin and death through His death and resurrection from the dead.
We believe salvation is a work of grace that is received through trusting Jesus to be our savior.
We believe we have been saved from death into life with God and in this new life Jesus is our leader, teacher, savior and friend, sharing his relationship with the Father to us.
We believe the Holy Spirit is God present with every believer, making this new life with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit real.
We live in hope because one day Jesus will return, love and justice will prevail, and all of creation will be set right.