We believe in one God who is made known to us in three ways – as the Father, as the Son and as the Holy Spirit. Because of this, we understand and identify God as being a Holy Trinity, or three in one. (Mark 1:9-11)
Glorifying God and sharing the transformative love of Jesus Christ.
We believe that, through Jesus, God has commanded us to share the sacrament of Holy Communion with one another. The bread and wine of communion represent the body and blood of Jesus. We remember Jesus every time we share the Lord’s Supper and we believe that he is truly present with us in the bread and wine. Through the sharing of communion we are reminded of Jesus’s love and sacrifice for us and ask for God’s continued forgiveness of all our sins. We invite everyone to share this meal – whether they feel ‘worthy’ or not – because we know that God’s love and grace are gifts for all to receive. God is the host. We rejoice to be the servants of the meal. (Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Through the books of the Bible we come to know the nature and character of God. The Bible tells the story of God’s relationship with creation throughout history. As God’s Word, the Bible transcends time and cultural contexts, forever making itself applicable and relevant to our lives in the world. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that Sin comes all too easily for us, and that it separates us from God. Sin is our rebellion against God’s will and shows itself through broken relationships with God, with others and with ourselves. Our very nature leads us to sin by what we think, say and do. God’s desire for us is that we turn from Sin and toward a relationship with God, and God is always willing and ready to forgive our sin. (Isaiah 59:1-2, Romans 5:12-14, Romans 6:23)
The grace of God is the means by which we are forgiven and drawn into relationship with the God we worship. God’s grace is something so good and so powerful that we cannot possibly earn it – nor is there anything we can do to un-earn it, either! Because of our sinful nature, we trust completely in this grace to bring us into present and eternal relationship and communion with God. We strive to make all that we do a grateful response to the undeserved gift of God’s grace to us. (Ephesians 2:4-10)
We believe that, through Jesus, God has commanded us to baptize others in the name of the Fatter, Son and Holy Spirit. Baptism is a sacrament whereby water and the Word come together as a sign that God adopts us as children and involves us in a community of faith, hope and love. Because God, no humanity, acts through baptism we believe that baptism can happen for both infants and adults (Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:16-20)