Our Statement of Faith
We affirm our belief in historic Christianity as revealed in the Scriptures and summarized in the three Creeds (the Apostles’, the Nicene, and the Athanasian) and the Thirty-Nine Articles. In conjunction with our stated Mission, Vision, and Values; we recognize the need today for reaffirming the following beliefs:
The mystery of the Holy Trinity, namely, that the one God exists eternally in the three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and has so revealed Himself to us in the gospel.
The full deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, who by reason of His birth of the Virgin Mary, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, glorious ascension, and triumphant reign, is the only Mediator between God and man.
The unassailable truth of the Old and New Testaments as "God’s Word written," which contain all things necessary for salvation, teach God’s will for His world, and have supreme authority for faith, life, and the continuous renewal and reform of the Church.
Through repentance and belief in Jesus Christ as our Savoir and Lord, believers are freely justified by the grace given to us through Christ in his sacrificial death and victorious resurrection. The sanctification of the Holy Spirit continues perfecting the repentance and personal growth of the justified believer enabling us to do good works in the world.
The Church as the Body of Christ, whose members are called to live in the world in the power of the Spirit, worshipping God, confessing His truth, proclaiming Christ, supporting one another in love, and giving themselves in sacrificial service to those in need.
The calling of all Christians to exercise their God-given gifts in ministry, and to work, witness, and suffer for Christ; together with the particular call of ordained ministers to equip God’s people for His service.
The Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion as "visible words" which proclaim the gospel, and are means of grace by which faith is quickened and strengthened and the openness of the Lord’s Table as the place where all baptized believers, being one in Christ, are free to celebrate their common salvation in the Lord, and to express their common devotion to His person and His service.
The personal return in glory of our Lord Jesus Christ at the end of this age for the resurrection of the dead, some to life, some to condemnation, for the glorification of His Church, and for the renewal of the whole creation.