Statement of Faith

We Hold to “The Apostles' Creed”

(The most widely held article of faith of the Church)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated in the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic [universal] Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Our View of the Holy Scriptures and the Holy Spirit

We believe the Bible is the inerrant, authoritative, divinely-inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16). Even as Jesus "opened the Scriptures" to the disciples on the Emmaus road (Lk. 24:32), so today, we need the Holy Spirit to assist us by opening the Scriptures to our understanding.

We MUST Maintain Unity as We Allow for Diversity

We ask for unity in the above essentials and accept diversity in the non-essentials, which we believe includes the rest of our growing, developing theology. We respect those who disagree without becoming disagreeable. By choosing to do so, we obey Christ’s command to show honor (1 Pet. 2:17), as well as prove to the world that we are His children, in that we love one another (Jn. 13:35).

We believe maintaining honor and love are some of the weightier issues Jesus spoke of in Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42.