Core Convictions

Core Convictions

  1. We are passionate about gospel centrality.
  2. We enthusiastically embrace the sovereignty of God’s grace in saving sinners.
  3. We recognize and rest upon the necessity of the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit for all of life and ministry.
  4. We are deeply committed to the fundamental spiritual and moral equality of male and female and to men as responsible servant-leaders in the home and church.
  5. We embrace a missionary understanding of the local church and its role as the primary means by which God chooses to establish his kingdom on earth.

    *These convictions are adopted from the Acts29 Network.

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21)
  2. We believe God is one God existing in three Persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Matthew 28:19, 20)
  3. We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sin. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts. (Genesis 1:26,27, Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23)
  4. We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sin of the world, making available redemption from sin to life eternal to all those who believe in Him. (John 3:16; Acts 16:31)
  5. We believe that all true believers in Jesus Christ are kept eternally secure by the power of God making it impossible for them to lose their salvation (John 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39)
  6. We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. (Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 5:11-12)
  7. We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world. (Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 3:8-12).