We love doctrine.
Doctrine helps us understand who God has revealed himself to be, what he desires from us, and how we can be made right before him.
Why are we putting a doctrine statement on this website? Because we value right doctrine, and we want you to understand where we’re coming from.
You’ve probably read your church’s doctrine statement and seen big words and sentences that sound like a lawyer wrote them. It can be scary and intimidating until you’ve trained yourself on what to look for in a biblical church. We hope to break it down so it’s accessible to you.
We believe in the Trinity.
Three persons; one God; each are co-equal and co-eternal.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
He is God in the flesh; begot not created; a person of the Trinity; born of a virgin; sinless.
We believe Jesus is the only way to the Father.
As humans, we have missed God’s mark (sin) and need a savior. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the Life. The only way.
We believe that we all deserve God’s punishment.
We are all born into sin and have offended God. We deserve death.
We believe that Jesus’s death atones for our sin.
Jesus fulfilled the law for us, and through him is offered the forgiveness of sin.
We believe that we are saved by faith, not works.
We receive salvation when we put our trust in Jesus as Lord of our lives and believe in his work on the cross.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells and empowers believers.
We receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Holy Spirit gives believers gifts that are to be used to build up the body of Christ and witness to the lost. We believe that the gifts have not ceased.
We believe the Bible is the final say on everything.
It is inerrant, inspired, and consists of the 66 canonized books. It is God’s Word.
We believe that those who trust in Jesus will spend eternity in Heaven. We believe that those who reject him will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God and his goodness.
We believe in the resurrection.
There are a lot of other important things that we believe. To dissect, every little iota of doctrine would take volumes. This is the 1-minute version, focusing on the most important pieces.