Beliefs

The Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, without error, and the primary means by which God changes lives. The Bible is the supreme authority and only infallible source for all of our doctrine, life, and church practice.

The Holy Trinity is one God existing eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who, through His perfect obedience, sacrificial death, and victorious resurrection, atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him alone for salvation.

The Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him obediently.

All people are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from the power of sin and the judgment of God except by His mercy.

Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. In his sovereign freedom God chooses to call to Himself all those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith. There is no salvation apart from faith in Jesus Christ.

God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.

The church is the covenant community of God and the sphere within which the grace of God is made available through the preaching and teaching of the Bible and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. It is the responsibility of Christians to be united to a local congregation of believers.

Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.

Every dimension of our lives is to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

 

*If you are interested in a fuller explanation of our beliefs please check out the Westminster Confession of Faith and its larger and shorter catechisms.