We accept and proclaim the historic truths of the Christian faith including the following:
God and the Human Race
We hold that the Lord our God is one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that He fulfills His sovereign purposes—in creation, revelation, redemption, judgment, and the coming of His kingdom—by calling out from the world a people united to Himself and to each other in love.
We acknowledge that though God made us, male and female, in His own likeness and image, conferring on us dignity and worth, we are now members of a fallen race, we have sinned and come short of His glory.
We believe that the Father has shown us His unconditional love in giving Jesus Christ, His only Son, for us, while through our sinfulness and guilt, we were subject to His wrath and condemnation; and has shown His grace by reconciling sinners to Himself when they place their trust by faith in His Son and His finished work on the cross.
We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and God; as truly human, born of the Virgin Mary; as Servant, sinless, full of grace and truth; as only Mediator and Savior, dying on the cross in our place, representing us to God, redeeming us from the grip, guilt, and punishment of sin; as Victor over Satan and all His forces, rising from death with a glorious body, being taken up to be with His Father, one day returning personally in glory and judgment to establish His kingdom.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; who makes the death of Christ effective to sinners, declaring that they must now turn to Christ in repentance, and directing their trust towards the Lord Jesus Christ, who through the new birth makes us partakers in the life of the risen Christ, and illuminating their minds to grasp the truth of Scripture, producing in them His fruit, granting to them His gifts, and empowering them for service in the world.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures are inspired, inerrant, and are our highest and only authority for faith and life.
The Church and its Mission
We recognize the Church as the body of Christ held together and growing up in Him; both as a total fellowship throughout the world and as the local congregations in which believers gather.
We acknowledge the commission of Christ to proclaim the Good News to all people making them disciples, and teaching them to obey Him, and we acknowledge the command of Christ to love others, resulting in service to the Church and society, in seeking reconciliation for all with God and mankind, in proclaiming liberty from every kind of oppression; and in spreading Christ's justice in an unjust world until He comes again.