What We Believe

The Trinity

WE BELIEVE God exists eternally in community as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and that He is a being of unimaginably wonderful competence, goodness, and love. Psalm 118:1; Psalm 145:1-9; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14


WE BELIEVE the world exists because God created it, that it belongs to Him and therefore we should cherish and care for it. Genesis 1:1; Psalm 24:1-2; Isaiah 40:25-26; I Corinthians 10:26


WE BELIEVE all human beings have dignity and great worth because they were created by God in His own image, and they are valued by God beyond our ability to measure. Genesis 1:27, 31; Psalm 8:3-6; John 3:16; Romans 5:8


WE BELIEVE the world has pain and suffering because human beings have fallen and sinned resulting in broken relationships with God, each other, self, and creation. Genesis 3:17; Romans 3:23; Colossians 1:21; Titus 3:3

God’s Redemptive Plan

WE BELIEVE God does not intend for sin and suffering to get the last word, because He is at work to redeem, restore relationships, and reconcile all He has made. Isaiah 11:6-9; Luke 13:29; Colossians 1:21-23; Revelation 21:1-5


WE BELIEVE God has expressed Himself uniquely in His Son Jesus, who lived, taught, died, and rose again for our redemption and restoration. He is our master, teacher, savior, example, and friend. Colossians 1:15-20; Acts 2:32; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 2:13; Philippians 2:5-11; I Timothy 2:5-6

The Bible

WE BELIEVE God has revealed the truth about Himself in the Scriptures, which are our authoritative guide in faith and action. Matthew 4:4; I Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Holy Spirit

WE BELIEVE the Spirit of God is now available, and indwells every believer, so we can be closer to God than the air we breathe. John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26; Galatians 3:14; Ephesians 1:13-14

The Church

WE BELIEVE the Church is universal in its makeup and is expressed locally as a Jesus-shaped community through which God brings love, healing, and hope to the world. John 1:12-13; John 17:20-23; Acts 1:8; Galatians 3:28; Revelation 7:9


WE BELIEVE Jesus will return, love and justice will prevail, and God will set the world right. Romans 8:37-39; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Revelation 21:1-5