What we believe

We are a "Person Oriented Church." 

We are devoted to, and have placed all our confidence in Jesus Christ. We have discovered, and have received the magnificent reconciliation between God and human beings that God offers all people through simple faith in Jesus. God granted us complete and total forgiveness through the Cross of Jesus, so that He could grant us eternal life through the Resurrection of Jesus. In Romans 5:10 the Apostle Paul celebrates: "For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life." (ESV) And Jesus said; "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes in Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned: he has crossed over from death to life." John 5:24 (NIV) 




God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13


The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18


The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5


People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2


Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; 


Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5


People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9

This is what we celebrate each Sunday. It is our heart's desire that you join us and discover what we have discovered in Jesus Christ. Our confidence and faith is in the Truth of the Word of God. 

Here are the truths we are convinced of: 

The Bible is the Holy Scriptures; the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit it has supreme authority in all maters of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Hebrews 4:12

The Trinity is the One living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. These are equal in every divine perfection and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, and have provided redemption. Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 43:10-11

lingo page

The Christian community tends to have its own "lingo." We talk about being "blessed" or, call each other "brother and sister." Or, sometimes we say; 

“I just want to love on people.”

“Pray the prayer and walk the aisle.”

“God laid it on my heart to tell you something.” 

We recognize it can seem a little strange! We are dedicating this page to Christian Lingo: a glossary of what some of the Christian words, or lingo mean. There are also theological terms we use that may seem a little odd. We will do our best to describe them. 

As you travel through our website and you read words you don't quite understand please let us know and we will put them on this "Lingo Page" and try to make them understandable.

Here are some terms and "Lingo:"

adultery – the act of being unfaithful to one’s spouse; this violates the fact that a husband and wife become “one flesh” when joined in marriage (see Marriage)

agape – (pronounced “ah-gah-pay”) from a Greek word for “love”; often used in the New Testament for God’s one-way love for people; love given without anything expected in return; love for the unlovable

anoint – an Old Testament practice of pouring oil over something (usually a person’s head or body) to signify that it or they have been set apart for a special service or purpose for God; the names Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) mean “the Anointed One”

antichrist – literally in the Greek language, “in place of Christ” or “against Christ”; with a lowercase “a”, this points to any person who teaches false doctrine or works against the pure gospel message, thus putting something or someone “in the place of Christ” (see 1 John 2:18,22); Scripture prophesies the coming of antichrists and one great Antichrist

apostle – a special title given to the men Jesus chose to lead and teach the first believers after he ascended into heaven; the word means “messenger” or “one who is sent”

baptism – applying water to someone while speaking the words, “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” according the command of Christ (Matthew 28:19); baptism gives the forgiveness of sins and creates faith; the benefits can be rejected through unbelief; see Baptism

bless – usually referring to God’s enacting of goodness, grace and love toward someone or something; if spoken of a person blessing God, then it is essentially a synonym of worship

blessing – something good given from God; God’s act of love and grace upon someone or something; can also refer to God’s approval of something, as shown in his care and his allowing it to prosper

causing offense – doing something, whether it is a sin or not, that causes someone else to look upon the action as sinful; those with weaker faith may not fully understand what constitutes sinful behavior, so those with stronger faith will want to be patient with them and try not to cause offense; for an example with the apostle Paul, see 1 Cor 10:23-33

conversion – the moment when an unbeliever becomes a believer in Jesus as their Savior; happens in an instant and is not a process; conversion is 100% the work of the Holy Spirit

disciple – a student; a word used for a follower of someone; Jesus chose twelve men to be his closest students who became known as the Twelve Disciples

doctrine – a teaching or the sum of teachings for a particular subject; Christian doctrine must come from God’s Word alone (Isaiah 8:20;Galatians 1:6-9)

evangelical – can refer to doing something in a way that is motivated by the love that comes from the gospel; can also refer to someone who holds to evangelicalism
evangelism – preaching the gospel; often refers to the work of preaching the gospel to unbelievers

faith – belief in God and our Savior Jesus; often characterized as a trust in God’s gracious promises in Christ; has been referred to as the “receiving instrument” of the forgiveness and righteousness won by Christ; defined by the writer to the Hebrews as “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1)