Our community is made up of many types of people from differing religious and traditional backgrounds who share a common love and passion for Jesus. As a church, we celebrate the theological diversity of our community. Some of us are conservative, some are not. Some of us love the church, some have been burned. Some of us are seekers, others of us are fully committed followers. These things might be important, but they’re not what’s most important. Our core beliefs about Jesus and what it means to be the church are what hold us together as a community. This is expressed in the following way: “In essentials unity; in non-essentials liberty; in all things LOVE.”
We affirm the Orthodox Christian CONFESSIONS:
The Apostles' Creed, The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, and the Symbol of Chalcedon.
In addition to these historic expressions of the Christian faith we also believe the following:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his miraculous conception in the womb of the Virgin Mary, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the continuation of the gifts of the Spirit for the building up of the body of Christ.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ regardless of denominational affiliation.
We believe that God communicates his grace to believers in many ways, especially in his sacraments.
We believe that in the essentials we should have unity, in the non-essentials liberty, but in all things love.