Who We Are

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness and into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9

Mission/Vision Statement:
One Family Following One Shepherd...Welcome to the Journey!

We Believe:

  • God is three persons in one: the Father, Who created and sustains the world; the Son, Who lived as a human being, died, and rose from the dead; and the Holy Spirit Who works God's will in the world.
    - Matthew 28:18-21
  • The Bible is the infallible word of God, spoken through human writers. It is the sole authority, guide and standard for all that we do.
    - 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Sin exists in every person. It is the cause of the bad things people do to each other.
    - Romans 5:12, 18-19
  • Everyone will have existence after death - either in heaven or hell - forever and without end.
    - Revelation 21:1-7, Mark 9:43-47
  • God has a plan to end the world, when He will judge everyone - both the living and the dead.
    - Matthew 25:31-46
  • We believe in the sign of the cross; it is a symbol used by all Christians. The cross symbolizes the terrible death that Jesus suffered as punishment for our sins. The empty cross is a symbol of Jesus' victory over sin and death.
    - Colossians 2:13-15

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We Believe In:

  • Grace alone - God loved the world, though we do not deserve His love. He sent His Son to love the unlovely and save the ungodly.
     - Ephesians 2:8-10
  • Faith alone - Jesus has provided for our forgiveness and life; those who hear this promise and believe it, have what it offers. People don't "get" faith; God gives it as He gives us His promises.
     - Romans 1:16-17
  • Scripture alone - The Bible is the only source that shows God's will and the only basis for faith.
     - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

We Believe That:

  • Baptism and Communion are a means by which God gives people His grace. 
     - Acts 2:38-39; Matthew 26:26-28
  • God is loving and that He offers forgiveness and eternal life as a free gift because of Jesus Christ. 
    Salvation is a free gift - We believe that no matter how hard we try, we cannot earn God's forgiveness or a place in heaven. It is a free gift we receive only through faith in Jesus Christ. 
     - Galatians 2:15-21
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