We Affirm...

  • We affirm our submission to the authority of Christ. We submit to the authority of God’s Word in Scripture, always pointing us to Jesus Christ – his person, work, and words. Jesus is the builder, foundation and head of the church and Lord over all. Matt 28:18-20; John 5:39; 20:30-31; Col 1:15-18; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 1:1-4, 4:12; I Cor 3:10-11; Eph 1:22-23; 2:119-22 
  • We affirm the need for every person to have a saving relationship with Christ. Because of our sin and disobedience, we are saved through Jesus Christ as the only way to the Father. We are made right with God through the grace given in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. We come to Christ through faith, repentance, and baptism. Matt 28:18-20; John 14:6; Acts 2:36-38, 4:12; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 6:1-23 
  • We affirm the priority of maintaining unity in Christ. Our unity is based in the cross of Jesus Christ. We maintain this unity of the Spirit by affirming: One body – the church. One Spirit – the indwelling Holy Spirit. One hope – eternal life with God. One Lord – Jesus Christ, Son of God. One faith – the saving message. One baptism – faith response to Christ. One Father and God - all things, especially God’s children, are for God’s glory. See Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 1:1-31, 3:10-11, 12:12,13; Eph 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 4:1-16; Titus 1:2, 3:7 
  • We affirm the importance of faithfully worshipping Christ. Through gathering together to worship in spirit and truth. This is practiced through multiple Sunday morning worship assemblies, and throughout the week in Connect Groups. We share songs, communion, prayer, the Word, our gifts, and our lives. We worship through lives of service to God at all times and in all places. John 4:21-24; Rom 12:1-2; Eph. 4:1; Col. 3:1-17; Mat 5:16; Heb 10:25; I Pet 4:1-11