Typically, a "What We Believe" page is long and broad. Not too many people read them. We have tried to highlight the basics. Below are our foundational truths. We hold on these tightly. We hold other beliefs as well, but we hold them with open hands. We believe these other truths are important but not essential, so we decided to highlight just the foundational truths we believe.
For a more robust understanding of what we believe, please check out the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms which we use as our doctrinal statements.
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God. The Bible clearly lays out God’s merciful plan of salvation and is our authoritative guide on how we should live to glorify God. It is the primary means for how God speaks to us today.
We believe in one God who has existed from eternity in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He created the whole world for his glory. He made human beings in his image and entered into covenant relationship with them. He is perfect in every way and sovereignly watches over his creation with mercy and justice and love.
We believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God who became a man. He lived a perfect life and died a sacrificial death on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin. He rose again from the dead and ascended to heaven. He will come again. Salvation is found in no one else.
We believe that all human beings have dignity because we are made in God’s image, but all human beings are affected by sin and in need of salvation. Despite our best efforts, we can’t save ourselves.
We believe that we are saved by God’s grace alone through faith in Jesus alone. God draws us to Jesus by the Holy Spirit working in our hearts. God pardons all of our sins and accepts us as righteous, not because we are good, but because of what Jesus has done for us. We are adopted into God’s family and seek to live our lives for his glory.