God is the creator and ruler of the universe and the one who redeems, saves, or rescues humankind from sin and its consequences. He has eternally existed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a sinless human life and performed many miracles during his ministry. He voluntarily paid for our sin by taking our place on the cross, and dying for us. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power and victory over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to establish universal peace and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit begins a great work in the lives of those who accept Christ. The Spirit convicts them of sin, confirms their righteousness, and dwells within them. No one becomes a follower of Christ without this gracious work of the Holy Spirit. We also believe in the promise of the Father: the infilling of the Holy Spirit. With this infilling comes the power for life and service, spiritual gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
The Bible is God’s word to all mankind. We believe it is inspired by God and that it is fully trustworthy as God’s truth, without error. We accept the scriptures as the revealed will of God and the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice for all who follow Christ.
Salvation is God’s free gift of freedom from sin. Humans can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by accepting God’s free offer of forgiveness in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Salvation is received as a person repents before God and puts their trust in Jesus who has died for their sins. Eternal life begins at the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.