WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • God:  There is only one living and true God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

    • God The Father:  He is the designer, creator, and sustainer of the universe and all that exists. He is without origin, has always existed, and upholds all that exists.  God created all things good and His kingdom will last forever.  (Genesis 1:1-2—Pre-existing; Genesis 1:26—Creator God; Genesis 1:31—God calls it good, Psalm 110:1—Jesus sit at the right hand; John 10:30—God and Jesus are one, Hebrews 1:8—God’s kingdom is forever; I Peter 1:2—Trinity; Jude 1:20-21—Trinity.)

    • God The Son:  Jesus Christ is God the One and Only Son.  He always existed with God, took bodily form in the person of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the prophetic promise, the Messiah. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born in Bethlehem to a young virgin named Mary. Though Jesus was tempted in every way, he lived a sinless life that was completely pleasing to God. He worked many miracles to alleviate suffering, proving his divine status and demonstrating the nature of his kingdom. He gave his life on the cross as a sacrificial substitute to pay the price for our sins while we were yet sinners and justify us before a holy God once and for all. God raised Jesus from the dead, and Jesus ascended to God the Father where they are awaiting the established time for Jesus' glorious return. In the meantime, Jesus is our advocate with the Father and prays to the Father on our behalf.  (Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-3; Luke 2:1-20; Luke 2:52; John 14:9-10; John 19-20; John 20:30-31; Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 4:15; 7:25; I John 2:1)

    • God The Holy Spirit:  He is referred to in Scripture as the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, and the Comforter. He is our Helper, Teacher, and Guide.  The Holy Spirit is in the world to draw persons to Christ and to make them aware of their need for a personal relationship with God. From the time a person has turned over the control of his or her life to Jesus Christ as Savior, the Holy Spirit takes residence in their heart and life. He gives the believer supernatural power to do great things for God, to work out personal sanctification, and to boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ with others.  (Genesis 1:2; John 14:16-17; 26; John 16:7-13; 1 Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16; Romans 8:9-11; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13 & 5:18)

  • Holy Bible:  The Holy Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.  It is the supreme and final authority of faith and life.  (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

  • Humans:  Human beings were made in the image of God – male and female—with the ability to reason, the need to relate with God, and the capacity to live eternally. Humans are the supreme creation of God’s created order. The creation story relays the act of disobedience toward God by the first human beings. All of humankind has inherited a nature flawed by sin, and even the best efforts of human beings bear the marks of our imperfection. Only through God’s grace and forgiveness extended through Jesus Christ can human beings experience liberty from sin and reconciliation to God. Believing Jesus makes us new creations, gives us the mind of Christ, makes us sons and daughters of God, and friends of God. We believe the Christian life is best lived in community and not alone.  (Genesis 1:27 & 3:1-8; Psalm 8:3-6; Romans 3:23; Romans 8:16; Isaiah 59:1-7; Romans 6:23; John 15:15; 1 Corinthians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Hebrews 10:25)

  • Salvation:  Salvation refers to the forgiveness of sins resulting in eternal life.  It is a free gift from God to human beings. It cannot be earned nor maintained by moral restraint, religious duties, or good works. Salvation is initiated by the Holy Spirit who regenerates, convicts of sin, and convinces us of the truth of Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of everyone to personally repent and believe.  (Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 2:4; Romans 10:9-10; Psalm 51:17; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:3-21; 36; Mark 1:15)

  • Sanctification:  The Bible uses the term sanctification in a definitive way, indicating the holy status that we have already through our union with Christ. This consecrated status forms the foundation from which we grow in holiness and godliness in our lives and relationships; we renew our minds to come into alignment with who God says we are; our behavior follows our belief. (Romans 12:12; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Hebrews 10:10)

  • We believe it is our duty to provide a Christ-centered, enrichment-focused, and joy filled environment for our children to grow and mature.