In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty
and in all things love."
Things a person must believe in order to have a saving relationship with God.
There is only one true God. He is eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.
He is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of mankind. He hears and answers prayer. He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the Savior and King of all creation. He became a human being and lived a sinless life. He voluntarily died on the cross for our sins, and was bodily raised from the dead. He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father. One day Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead.
The Holy Spirit provides power to overcome sin and ability to serve the Kingdom of God. Believers are given the gift of the Holy Spirit at conversion, and through the Holy Spirit are enabled to attain spiritual maturity in Christ.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. They are God's revelation to mankind. In the Scriptures we learn who God is and what He has done for us. We also learn who we are and what we need to do to experience God's love and salvation through His Son Jesus Christ.
We were created in God's imagine. We were created to have a relationship with God. We are, however, all sinners. We have failed to be what God wants us to be and live as God wants us to live. Our rebellion has alienated us from God. We cannot solve that problem. But God loves us so much that He has solved the problem we cannot solve. (See below!)
God sent His one-and-only Son to die so that we might be able to become His children. Jesus died on the cross to suffer the penalty for our sin. We choose to
either accept or reject that loving overture. If we choose to reject it, we remain alienated from God. If we choose to accept it, we are adopted into God's family. We accept Christ as our Savior and our Lord. We enter into that relationship in Christian baptism, where the old person dies and the new person in Christ is raised to walk in a way of life, filled with the Holy Spirit.