The beliefs (theology) of a community are important. They are written down for others to understand where one might stand or align themselves on certain issues. While needed, this sometimes never allows the reader to truly glimpse what the community is all about. Our desire is that the ways in which we live out our beliefs would be more important than the documentation of them.
2 Corinthians 3:2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. 3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
We believe there is one God, and this God exists in three personalities… Father, Son, and Spirit. These three personalities are co-equal and one in God.
We believe the Bible is God’s story, inspired by His Spirit, and given to people to live out in the world around them.
We believe God created the world, and it was good.
We believe man and women were created in the image of God.
We believe God’s design was to live together with His creation and for his creation to live in community with each other.
We believe sin entered into this world and caused creation to become separated from this relationship.
We believe that God had a plan to restore and redeem His creation and that Jesus was the only way by which this would be accomplished.
We believe His son Jesus was born of a virgin and was the fulfillment of prophecy.
We believe that Jesus died, was buried, and then raised from the dead, defeating death, and bringing salvation for all who long to be restored, reconciled, and renewed.
We believe the Spirit of God dwells in the lives of those who accept and leads them to live a life different from the patterns of the world.
We believe that God has chosen to use the Church, as agents who reflect Him to the world.
We believe that God will return to judge the world, and rid it of evil and injustice.
We believe that God will restore and renew creation according to the way He has designed it to be.
We believe in a day where God’s Kingdom will be with His people, and creation will dwell with Him forever.
to understand our beliefs based on Scripture.
References: Genesis 1 / Genesis 2 / Genesis 3 / Deuteronomy 6 / Isaiah 60-61
Luke 1-2 / Mark 12-16 / Acts 1-2 / 1 Corinthians 15 / Revelation 20-21