Who We Are

Our basic beliefs

The Bible is True

The Bible is the true and inspired Word of God

The Apostle Paul wrote that scripture is “God-breathed” and useful to us. That’s why we place a high value on the study of God’s Word. The Bible isn’t meant to sit on a shelf; it’s meant to equip us for daily life. In the Bible, we learn how God desires His church to operate. We also learn how Jesus desires His followers to live.

God is our Creator

God designed us to have a relationship with Him

There is one God, who created and sustains the world. He created us “in His image” so that we could love and be loved by Him. He wants us to willingly embrace Him as our Father, which is why He placed the tree in the Garden of Eden, and why He doesn’t force Himself into our lives. He wants us to choose to be obedient and walk daily with Him.

We Have Sinned

We have separated ourselves from God

Adam and Eve did not choose God’s way. They did the one thing God instructed them not to do in the Garden of Eden. And they aren’t alone: the Bible teaches that “all have sinned” (Romans 3:23) and disobeyed God. That’s why there’s pain, death, and trouble in the world. When it comes to sin, there’s no reason to brag, and no reason to judge others. We have all sinned and deserve to be separated from God forever.

Jesus Came

Jesus came to restore our relationship with God

The Prophet Isaiah wrote, “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son” (Isaiah 7:14). Jesus fulfilled this prediction when He was born to Mary. He also fulfilled our need for God’s love and forgiveness. Only a perfect man could bring salvation into a sinful world — so God sent His Son.

When Jesus died on the cross, He did so as a substitute and perfect sacrifice for our sins. When He rose from the grave, He proved His identity and His authority over all things.

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” In John 10:30, Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.” 1 John 5:11-12 says, “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

For Everyone

His invitation is available to everyone

Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). In chapter two of Acts, Peter is speaking to a crowd about Jesus. The listeners “were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’ Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call” (Acts 2:37-39).

Peter didn’t just ask wealthy people to come forward; he didn’t just ask popular people to come forward; he didn’t just ask “good” people to come forward. He said that Jesus’ gift is for everyone who will accept it.

Accept Him

We accept His invitation

Reconnecting with God is simple. We don’t do something great — we accept that Jesus did something great for us. Here is how the Bible tells us to be obedient as we accept God’s invitation:

1. We admit we have sinned; then we commit to leave our past behind us. (Acts 2:38)

2. We believe in Jesus; and we confess that He is who He claimed to be: the Lord, the Son of God. (Romans 10:9-10)

3. We submit to God in baptism to seal our commitment and receive the Holy Spirit. (Romans 6:4)

4. We begin walking with God daily — the Bible calls this “living by the Spirit.” (Romans 8:13; 1 John 3:24)

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1).

Expect Heaven

We live in expectation of Heaven

In the book of John, Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

At the end of the book of Matthew, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

We find our greatest hope in the promises of Jesus. We find our greatest purpose in following His teachings. We pray continually that many more people will accept Jesus and the gift of eternal life.