What We Believe

What We Believe

As a gospel-centered, non-denominational, Christian church, we believe in a robust theology that is accessible to people from different backgrounds and theological tribes.

Our heritage, the diversity within our congregation, and our reading of Scripture lead us to prioritize matters of first-importance while being flexible on secondary issues.

In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.

Rupertus Meldenius, German theologian circa 1627.

Regardless of your background or theological persuasion, we hope you find our doctrines thoroughly biblical.

About God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who know, love, and glorify one another. This one true and living God is worthy to receive all glory and adoration.

About Scripture

We believe that God has inspired the words of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. These writings alone constitute the Word of God, utterly authoritative, without error in the original writings, complete in its revelation of his will for salvation, sufficient for all that God requires us to believe and do.

About HUMANITY

We believe that God created human beings, male and female, in his own image. Men and women, equally made in the image of God, enjoy equal access to God by faith in Christ Jesus and are both called to significant engagement in family, church, and civic life. All human individuals have value and dignity as a result of being made in God’s image.

About Sin

We believe that Adam, made in the image of God, distorted that image and forfeited his original blessedness – for himself and all his progeny – by falling into sin through Satan’s temptation. As a result, all human beings are alienated from God, affected by corruption in every aspect of their being and condemned to death-apart from God’s own gracious intervention.

About The GOSPEL

We believe that the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ – God’s very wisdom. While considered foolish by the world, it is the power of God to those who are being saved. This good news centers on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

About Salvation

We believe that Christ, by his obedience and death, fully discharged the debt of all those who are justified. By his sacrifice, he bore in our stead the punishment due us for our sins. By his perfect obedience, he satisfied the just demands of God on our behalf, since by faith alone that perfect obedience is credited to all who trust in Christ alone for their acceptance with God.

ABout The Holy Spirit

We believe that this salvation is applied to God’s people by the Holy Spirit. Sent by the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ and, as “another Helper,” is present with and in believers. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and by his powerful and mysterious work regenerates spiritually dead sinners, awakening them to repentance and faith, baptizing them into union with the Lord Jesus. The Holy Spirit also grants individual believers spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ (the church).

ABOUT THE CHURCH

We believe that God’s new covenant people is manifest in local churches of which Christ is the only Head. The church is distinguished by her gospel message, her sacred ordinances, her discipline, her great mission, and, above all, by her love for God, and by her members’ love for one another and for the world.

ABOUT BAPTISM AND THE LORd’s Supper

We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordained by the Lord Jesus himself. The former is connected with entrance into the new covenant community, the latter with ongoing covenant renewal. They are God’s pledge to us and our public submission to Christ.

About Last Things

We believe in the glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust-the unjust to eternal conscious punishment in hell and the just to eternal blessedness in the presence of him who sits on the throne and of the Lamb. On that day the church will be presented faultless before God by Christ, and his people will be enthralled by the immediacy of his ineffable holiness, and everything will be to the praise of his glorious grace.


The Lausanne Covenant

Further, we are a missional church concerned with all people coming to saving faith in Jesus Christ. As such, we adopt the Lausanne Covenant on World Evangelism as a guiding document for how the church is organized and operated. You can access that document here.