We believe God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father is father of the whole family in heaven and earth with unlimited love, justice, and power.
God the Son, Jesus Christ, has always existed with God the Father. He entered human history by a unique birth and thus became totally human and yet completely God. He lived a sinless life, and was crucified and died. The third day after His death, He returned to life with a recognizable physical body. After further teaching of His disciples and being seen by hundreds, he ascended into heaven with a promise to return.
God the Holy Spirit moves along and within all people to convict of sin, convince of God’s truth, love and justice. The Holy Spirit witnesses to the glory and saving power of Jesus Christ and personally indwells believers to enlighten, comfort, and empower.
The Bible is God’s inspired written word given as the only infallible and authoritative standard for faith and life.
Every person was lovingly and purposefully created in the image of God bearing unique qualities and potentials. However, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God through self-will resulting in spiritual death and separation from God. Rebirth and reconciliation to God are possible through Jesus Christ, who died in our place on the cross. Every person who turns from his natural state of rebellion and self-will and receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is born again by the Holy Spirit to new, abundant life now and forever. All such believers are brothers and sisters in Christ and compose the Church. We are promised God’s help in growth and Christian fulfillment. We are commanded to love each other and minister to each other. As we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we discover our own gifts, special places of ministry, so that we all are a vital part of the Body of Christ, the Church.
Reaffirmed by the Board of Trustees September 2011