What We Believe

What follows is an abbreviated version of our belief statement. For our full doctrine statement see

“Our Statement of Faith and Confession”.

The Triune God — We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who know, love, and glorify one another ...[more].

Revelation — God has graciously disclosed his existence and power in the created order, and has supremely revealed himself to fallen human beings in the person of his Son, the incarnate Word. Moreover, this God is a speaking God who by his Spirit has graciously disclosed himself in human words ...[more].

Creation of Humanity — We believe that God created human beings, male and female, in his own image ...[more].

The Fall — All human beings are alienated from God, corrupted in every aspect of their being and condemned finally and irrevocably to death—apart from God’s own gracious intervention. The supreme need of all human beings is to be reconciled to the God under whose just and holy wrath we stand; ...[more].

The Plan of God — We believe that God justifies and sanctifies those who by grace have faith in Jesus, and that he will one day glorify them—all to the praise of his glorious grace ...[more].

The Gospel — We believe that the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ—God’s very wisdom. Utter folly to the world, even though it is the power of God to those who are being saved, ...[more].

The Redemption of Christ — We believe that by his incarnation, life, death, resurrection, and ascension, Jesus Christ acted as our representative and substitute ...[more].

The Justification of Sinners — By his sacrifice, he bore in our stead the punishment due us for our sins, making a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice on our behalf ...[more].

The Power of the Holy Spirit — We believe that this salvation, attested in all Scripture and secured by Jesus Christ, is applied to his people by the Holy Spirit ...[more].

The Kingdom of God — The kingdom of God, already present but not fully realized, is the exercise of God’s sovereignty in the world toward the eventual redemption of all creation. … It therefore inevitably establishes a new community of human life together under God ...[more].

God’s New People — The church serves as a sign of God’s future new world when its members live for the service of one another and their neighbors, rather than for self-focus. The church is the corporate dwelling place of God’s Spirit, and the continuing witness to God in the world ...[more].

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper — We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit... The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate his second coming ...[more]

The Restoration of All Things — We believe in the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ with his holy angels, when he will exercise his role as final Judge, and his kingdom will be consummated ...[more].