our core beliefs
The Fall of Man
We believe that Adam and Eve, the precursors of the entire human race, were created in the image of God; however, they disobeyed God and became sinners. Through Adam, all people inherited sin’s nature and its consequences, and all are in need of a Redeemer (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:10-18, 5:12, 19).
The Plan of Redemption
We believe that Christ died for us while we were still sinners; He took the punishment for our sins. With His own blood, He purchased salvation and redemption for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Isaiah 53:5; Titus 2:14).
Salvation by Grace Through Faith
We believe that salvation is totally an act of God’s grace that is accessed through the gift of faith in Jesus Christ. No person can be good enough to earn salvation, and “being good” does not contribute to receiving God’s love and favor (Ephesians 2:8, 13).
Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that people who will respond to Christ's calling and repent of their sins are justified through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross. To repent means to ask for forgiveness and turn from the sin in your life, putting that sin to death. Accepting Christ means believing in Him as the only Savior. To be justified means being declared “not guilty” in regard to sin (Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 1:9).
The New Birth (Regeneration)
We believe that the change that takes place in people when they are regenerated, or “born again”, is very real. They receive righteousness through Jesus Christ, they are empowered by the Holy Spirit, and are continually being sanctified; therefore, they should have new desires, interests, and pursuits (John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17).