Our theology in a word: Jesus. We want to abide in Him, be like Him, live according to His ways, and introduce others to Him. We believe the Bible. We study it not for knowledge alone, but to grow in relationship with the person of Jesus.
our doctrinal statement:
We hold the Bible as God's divine, unfailing Word, infallibly accurate in its original manuscript. It is our ultimate guide for faith and practice, crucial for daily living. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).
We affirm the existence of one God manifesting Himself in three co-eternal persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father is the creator of everything seen and unseen.
We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who became human without ceasing to be God. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, He revealed God, fulfilled prophecy, and redeemed mankind through His death and resurrection.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We recognize the Holy Spirit as an active entity that restrains evil, convicts individuals of sin, and empowers believers. His indwelling, gifts, and transforming power are manifest in believers' lives.
MAN & SALVATION
We hold the belief that humans, having been created in the image of God, experienced a fall from divine righteousness, resulting in spiritual depravity. Salvation and redemption can only be achieved through grace, which is accessed by faith alone in the redemptive work of Christ, independent of any human effort.
Sanctification is a three-part process involving a believer being set apart unto God, spiritually growing through the Spirit's power, and ultimately being free from sin in Christ.
ANGELS, FALLEN AND UNFALLEN
Angels, sinless spiritual beings created by God, currently exist in both fallen and unfallen states. The fallen includes Satan and his angels, with Satan ultimately destined for the Lake of Fire.
The family unit, ordained by God, is comprised of individuals united through marriage (between a man and a woman), blood ties, or adoption. Each family member possesses equal worth in God's sight, as all are created in His image, Although with distinct roles.
We hold community as essential to our church, seeing it as a divine call to fellowship, support, and celebration. Embracing diversity, friendship, and commitment, we reject isolation and spiritual competition. In our communal life, we aim to uplift and strengthen each other, fostering resilience, healing, and a profound sense of belonging under God’s grace.
The Church functions as God's tool to reveal His divine purpose on Earth, comprising a community of believers unified in experiencing God and disseminating His love and grace. We hold that through His Church, Christ is the hope of the world.
The church acknowledges two sacraments: water baptism and the Lord's Supper. These are expressions of our faith and obedience to God.
PRAYER AND DEPENDENCE ON GOD
We commit to a life of prayer, recognizing that only God can accomplish His will. We view prayer as crucial for knowing God, understanding His love, and seeking His kingdom.
CULTURE AND ETHNICITY
We value every culture and ethnicity as they collectively reflect God's image. We affirm that the church demonstrates the gospel's power through reconciliation, unity, and diversity.
God's concern for the poor motivates us to prioritize their needs in our ministry. We believe in standing alongside the poor, mirroring Jesus' ministry.
We practice sharing and giving to break possessiveness' bonds. We consider ourselves stewards of God's resources, challenging materialism's grip.
We commit to biblical justice, taking a stand against all forms of evil. This includes striving for restoration, peace, and equality among people.
MISSION AND DISCIPLESHIP
We commit to God's global mission, reaching out to the entire world. The heart of this mission lies in love, sacrifice, and discipleship for the entire world.
Humility is a core virtue we pursue in our community, leadership, and relationships. We aim to be a learning community, continually refining our commitments and understanding of God.
END TIMES AND ETERNAL STATES
We assert our faith in the prophesied return of Christ to bodily judge the world and inaugurate His eternal reign, post the fulfillment of the Church's role and a phase of severe tribulation and deceit. We also believe in the ultimate resurrection of believers, the obliteration of Satan, and the creation of a new heaven and earth, setting the stage for Christ's ceaseless rule and unending joy for all who invoked His name during this age.