What we Believe
Love God through Worship, Praise and Service. Love one Another through Fellowship. Serve one Another and the Community to God’s glory. To Preach the Word and bring unbelievers to Christ; to nurture Christians in spiritual growth; encourage and support men, women and children called to Christ.
Jesus is the Subject! Jesus, Lord Savior, and the Christ Jesus is not only the Christ, but also the Creator of all that exist (Colossians 1:16).
Jesus Christ, who pre-existed with God the Father in the form of God, emptied Himself to become fully a man that He might be the propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of mankind (Philippians 2:5-11).
Jesus was born of a virgin, by the seed of the Holy Spirit. “There is one God, and one Mediator between God and humankind; the Man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). He is the gateway to God, and the only way given by God for restored fellowship and communion.
We strongly affirm that God’s church is bigger than our own congregation. For that reason we strive to cooperate, wherever possible, with other churches because, despite differences in tradition and approach, our ultimate objectives are the same. One of the significant ways that we maintain accountability and connection is by voluntarily participating with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), an international movement of churches. The Church of God places emphasis on two often neglected teachings of Scripture: Unity and Holiness. Unity reminds us that God’s church is made up of all followers of Christ, and is not limited to any one location or denomination. Therefore, we must work towards harmony and cooperation, avoiding unnecessary divisions and labels. Holiness is about making our faith practical instead of just a matter of belief. We are called and empowered to live in God’s way so that we can make a difference within our world
The center of our faith and life is God in Jesus Christ. We believe that ultimate life is found in his teachings, death and resurrection; and that we can experience and live that reality through the presence of God’s Spirit. Our core beliefs are those shared by most Christians. We avoid formalizing our beliefs into a creed or into rigid theological statements, convinced instead that Scripture is the sufficient basis for discovering God’s plan. Acquiring truth requires humility, sincerity, diligence, and openness.