We believe in one eternal, holy, and loving God who calls us to respond in faith. We, therefore, give the following testimony of our faith, realizing that for testimonies of faith to be Christian they must conform to God’s revelation in the Holy Scriptures. Although we can never put into a short document all that we are taught in the Bible, we do affirm the following:
God is revealed generally in the created order and in the human conscience. This Living God, however, has spoken specially to us in the covenantal story of the whole of Scripture and definitively in Jesus Christ. We believe in, treasure, and cherish the Bible as the written Word of God, and hold that the sixty-six books of the Protestant biblical canon constitute the Holy Scriptures
We believe in one God in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—who created all things visible and invisible, and out of chaos created order. Our hearts are made glad that God is fully revealed in the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, who was born to the Virgin Mary through the agency of the Holy Spirit, and lived on earth as both fully human and fully divine.
Sin & Salvation
We acknowledge that all have sinned, thus breaking our relationships with God, self, others and the whole created order, but give thanks for God’s salvation from sin. We believe that through his exemplary life, sacrificial death, and bodily resurrection Jesus Christ is the only sufficient atonement for our sins.
The Kingdom of God
With gratitude we believe that we experience the Reign of God as the presence, love, and power of God in our lives, in the church, in history, and in the whole created order, now and in the future consummation. We believe that Jesus lived and proclaimed the Reign of God, a life of reconciliation and peacemaking in fulfillment of the Law and Prophets. Under the Reign of God, we are required to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.