Who Are We?
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
-1 Corinthians 12:27
It is our deep conviction that:
- Jesus is the only way to the Father.
- Jesus is the only way to get right with God.
- The glory and nature of God deserves the private and public worship from all creation.
- God is good we should praise Him.
- Salvation is a personal decision by grace and the essential components of that process are: faith, confession, repentance, and water baptism.
- None of us deserve to be freed by God, yet He does it anyway. It takes a personal decision by us to trust that God is who He said He is. We must admit we are who He says we are, changing our hearts, our minds, and our actions. We do what Jesus did by being buried in water to symbolize the death of our old self, and the beginning of a new life as a disciple and servant of Jesus.
- The proof of salvation is a fruitful life in Jesus and each Christian will give an account to the Father.
- Just saying you are a Christian is not enough. You have to live like one, and produce the kind of life that the Bible describes - not perfect on your own, but working hard at what is important to God.
- Every Christian should identify with a local church and should attend there weekly. We hold this belief because we understand accountability is necessary to mature in faith.
- You need to go to church not for attendance record reasons, but so you can grow as others help you.
- The strength and effectiveness of the local church relies on consistent fellowship of its members outside of Sunday worship.
- Sunday mornings aren't enough for a church to be healthy and effective.
- Prayer is an essential component of a healthy relationship with Jesus and other people, guiding us through life.
- We need to talk to God and listen to God on a regular basis.
- Biblical obedience is demonstrated by honoring God through service to the church, the community, and then the world. These are seen through tangible acts of love and kindness.
- All Christians should serve, starting with the community of Christians they are a part of and then moving out to their community and then other people and places. This should be obvious to everyone who sees your life.