We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired word of God and the final authority for faith and life.
We believe that the only true God is the Triune God; eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections. All things in existence flow from Him.
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ won our redemption through His death on the cross as a sacrifice for us, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God in glory; our Prophet, Priest, and King. We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe that the Holy Spirit sanctifies, purifies, strengthens and comforts all followers of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is the promised gift of God to serve as counselor and comforter. We believe that it is impossible to confess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord without the Holy Spirit’s power. The Spirit does God’s work in recreating us through the washing of regeneration and renewal of our Baptism. The Spirit of God works in our hearts and our lives to grow us into the image of Jesus. We believe the Holy Spirit gives to all believer’s gifts to honor, praise and serve God; as well as serve one another.
We believe that all humans are saved only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe that God desires ALL people to be saved and know the work of Jesus. He loves all people and wants them to come to love Him.
We believe that God has established a way for his followers to stay connected to His love and grace in this broken world. Through Baptism the Holy Spirit offers all people new life, and adopts us as God’s children. We become new creations. Following thousands of years of Christian understanding, we believe that the Sacrament of Holy Communion is truly the very body and blood of our Risen Lord and Savior; in, with, and under the bread and wine. We believe this in accordance with God’s word in scripture, and not according to our human understanding or rationalization. In Holy Communion, God offers believers forgiveness of sins, increases the depth of faith, and comforts with the assurance of eternal life. These are God’s gifts to us.