What We Believe
We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man,
who lived on earth, died on the cross and rose from the dead so that we
could have eternal salvation and live as God's children.
We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of
God. The New Testament is our
primary guide in matters of faith and practice, as illuminated by the Holy
Spirit. We unapologetically
affirm the fundamentals of the evangelical tradition.
that we are sinners who have been forgiven through faith in Christ.
We have chosen to literally obey the teaching of Jesus and the
apostolic witness with emphasis on the following:
Acceptance of sinfulness as the basic condition of humankind and the
absolute necessity of spiritual transformation (the New Birth) in order
to enter God's Kingdom. Simply
reforming is not enough.
is Christ's body on earth. It
is made up of those who have been regenerated and committed to the
Lordship of Jesus and to each other.
commitment to practice reconciling love in all relationships from personal
to global; to peace and nonresistance in all areas of life, including the
renunciation of force (militarism) and the preservation of human life from
conception to death.
A life of
cross-bearing discipleship that includes nonconformity to the world
(modesty and simplicity) and the acceptance of the divine order for home
and church authority.
for the spiritual and social welfare of our global neighbors as we declare
Jesus as Lord above all nations, race and possessions.