Faith Statement

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   God is self-existing, infinite and eternal and is the sovereign Judge over all things.  He is both transcendent and immanent to his creation, demonstrating love, mercy and faithfulness to all He has made.  God is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, holy, righteous and just.  God is love and offers perfect love to all.  God is completely true to His promises.

We believe Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior of the world.  He was fully human and fully God, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and performed many miracles on earth.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified on a cross, giving his life for the sins of the world.  He was killed, dead and buried, but after three days, Jesus rose from the dead, breaking the power of sin and delivering us from death to eternal life.  Jesus will one day return to earth to judge the living and the dead and issue in a new heaven and new earth.

We believe the Holy Spirit is at work in our lives and in the world convicting people of their sin and restoring them to a right relationship with God. The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith and binds us together with all believers in the body of Christ, the church.  The Spirit engages us through the Word proclaimed, intercedes for us and calls us into ministry to a broken and hurting world.

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the authoritative and inspired Word of God, and are the final authority in life and in faith.  We affirm the historic statements of faith of the Reformed Church, and the creeds and confessions found in The Book of Confessions. These standards affirm the election of God’s people for service and salvation, a covenant life in Christ and the transformation of society by seeking justice and obeying the Word of God.

God created us in His own image, but by our actions, we rebelled and ignored Gods commands, and deserve full condemnation.  Because of our sin, we are separated from God, and cannot reach God by any effort of our own.  But by Gods mercy, God offers salvation to us by grace alone through Jesus Christ.  When we confess our sins to God, He is faithful and forgives us so we may participate in God’s gift of new and eternal life.