Statement of Faith

The Bible

The Bible is inspired by God and is an indispensable means by which God leads us to faith in Jesus, the way of salvation. It is one of God's most important instruments for teaching us about Himself. Through the Bible, God nourishes the Church, equips us to live righteously, and transforms our lives (2nd Timothy 3:15-17). We seek to interpret and apply the Scriptures in a way that is Christ-centered, love-oriented, and Holy Spirit led.

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty
Creator of heaven and earth
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
And born of the virgin Mary
He suffered under Pontius Pilate
was crucified, died, and buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

* The word word "catholic" means "universal." We are not confessing that we are under the authority of what is known today as the "Roman Catholic" church. Rather, we are confessing that Christ's church is a worldwide body that is not limited to any particular nation, race, language-group, or culture. It is a "unity of diversity" that transcends these categories through shared faith in the Lordship of Jesus.