what we believe
We believe that there is one God, the Creator of the universe, and that this God is good, wise, powerful, loving, and holy. We believe that this God loves everything that He has made, especially human beings, whom He created in His own image.
We also believe that, through no fault of God's, humanity estranged itself from God, and that this estrangement is the ultimate cause of all evil, pain, suffering and death in the world - and beyond. We believe that if God didn't provide a means of escape, the human race - as individuals, and as the whole family of humankind - would self destruct, remaining eternally separated from God.
We believe that this state of affairs was unacceptable to God. We believe that God came into our world, and that it is through the death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection that God rescues men and women, children and elderly, rich and poor alike - and He demonstrates His great love, and claims us to be a part of His eternal community.
We believe that it was God's desire to communicate this love to us, and that He has done so in the Bible - our highest source of authority. We believe that the Bible is true - God would not lie to us about these things - and that in it we learn not only of God's rescue through Christ, but also of His way of life through the Holy Spirit.
We believe, therefore, that this one God exists, mysteriously, in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that this God alone is worthy of all our worship, our highest adoration, and our life-long service.