Doctrinal Statement

Affirmations

We are united by Christ in a holy covenant, empowered by the Holy Spirit to obey the Great Commandments and the Great Commission:

  •  To love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind;
  •  To love our neighbor as ourselves, and
  • To go into the entire world and make disciples.

 

We are an apostolic church. We confess Jesus Christ and the faith of the apostles as recorded in the Holy Scriptures.


We are an historic church. We are part of the universal Church that has existed from the days of the apostles until now. This includes all who confess faith in Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord.


We are a reformation church. We see ourselves as standing in the mainstream of the Protestant reformation, particularly with reference to the doctrine that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone.


We are an evangelical church. Evangelicals historically have been characterized by a number of significant emphases: a strong insistence on biblical authority; the absolute necessity of new birth; Christ’s mandate to evangelize the world; the continuing need for education and formation in a Christian context; and responsibility for benevolence, compassion, mercy and justice in our world.