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What We Believe

We Believe

 

We believe in the One God Who exists eternally in Three Persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

We believe in Jesus, the perfect incarnation of God the Son, Who died taking upon Himself our sins, rose again on the third day, and will come again.

 

We believe all humans are created in the image of God and deeply loved by our Creator.  Yet, because of our sinful choices, we are in need of a Savior.  We believe Jesus is that Savior—the Savior of all who will turn from their sin and follow Him.

 

We believe in the power of God’s Holy Spirit to teach, comfort, enable and transform us.

 

We believe in the Bible as the trustworthy authority for what we believe and practice.

 

We believe in the Church as the body of Christ in the world.

 

We believe in our calling to meet human needs and to encourage others to follow Jesus, both in our community and around the world. 

 

We believe our decisions in this life have eternal consequences.  We further believe that our hope for Heaven comes through faith in Jesus, not our own goodness.

 

We believe we are to be good stewards of our God-given resources, from our talents to our finances to our planet.

 

We believe in grace as the heart of the Christian faith.

  

The above is not an all-inclusive statement of our beliefs.  We affirm the 1963 version of the Baptist Faith & Message.  Here is a link to that Statement for a more comprehensive account of what we believe.