We believe the fundamental expressions of Christianity as spelled out in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, which we use as affirmations of faith in our worship services. In addition, we hold to the doctrinal standards known as the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Westminster Larger Catechism, and The Westminster Shorter Catechism.
We are also Reformed in our theology. Our theological heritage dates back to the Protestant Reformation, a movement in the 16th century which sought to bring the Church back to the Scriptures (Bible) alone as the source of Truth and true perspective of the world. The Reformation sought to reaffirm salvation by grace alone through faith in Christ alone to the glory of God alone, which is the central emphasis of all of life.
We believe … the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. It is the revelation of God and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe … in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal in power and glory and are alike worthy of worship.
We believe … all people are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His sovereign mercy.
We believe … salvation is by God’s grace alone. Our salvation is not because of anything we’ve done, but only because of what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross. This salvation cannot be lost because Jesus’ blood cannot lose its power and He will never leave us or forsake us.
We believe … Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who, through His perfect life and sacrificial death on a Roman cross, atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him alone for salvation.
We believe … God is gracious and faithful to His people both as individuals and as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
We believe … that Holy Spirit indwells everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ for their salvation and that He enables them to mature in their Christian walk until they breathe their last, or until Jesus returns.
We believe … Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind, and that some will be lost to everlasting judgment while others – those who have trusted in Jesus Christ for their salvation – will live with Him in Glory forever.
We believe … every area of our lives is to be lived for the glory of God and the good of all people.