1. Scripture

The scripture is God’s word given to humankind. It is inspired by God and is therefore truth with no mixture of error. The scripture consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament. All of scripture bears witness to Jesus the Christ and is our perfect guide in faith and practice.

  1. God
There is but one God. God is the creator and ruler of the universe. God is perfect goodness and truth. God has revealed Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Christians know God as the Triune God (Trinity).
a. God has revealed Himself to us as Father. He is all powerful, all knowing, and eternal. He rules supreme over all the created order. He has revealed Himself as perfect love and perfect holiness. As Father He is over us.
b. God has revealed Himself to us as the Son (Jesus). Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and has lived eternally. God became human among us in Jesus the Christ. As such He lived a perfect life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. Jesus rose from death on the third day showing his power over death and sin. He ascended to the Father and will return to take His people to be with Him for all eternity. As Son He is with us.
c. God has revealed Himself as Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. The Spirit convicts us of sin, guides us to truth, exalts Christ, comforts believers, gives spiritual gifts to His church, and seals believers in God for eternity. As Spirit He is God in us.
  1. Humans

Humans were created by God and were made in His image. However, beginning with the first humans, we have fallen away from the goodness of God’s creation and chosen sin. The heart of sin is to set ourselves up as god thus ruling ourselves and our environment without submitting to the good God. The result of sin is a broken relationship between God and humankind. Every human suffers as a result of this broken relationship and the consequences of living apart from the good God are eternal. Humans can be restored to God only through faith in Jesus Christ.

  1. Salvation

Salvation is God’s way of healing the break that exists between Him and the humans He created. Salvation is a gift and can be appropriated by all who will come to Jesus in repentance and faith. The cross/resurrection experience of Jesus is the means whereby God made salvation possible.

  1. The Church

The Church is the redeemed people of God who have trusted in Him throughout the ages.  The church can also be identified as a local congregation of believers.  Christ Jesus is the head of the church and the church exists in the world today as His body living to do His will and spread His Kingdom.  The church worships the majestic God, proclaims the scripture as the essential message of Christ, makes disciples as per His command, works for healing in a broken world, and creates a community of love among His followers.  The church also practices the ordinances of baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper as a memorial.