Values and statement of faith

Values:

  • We believe that love is the foundational value, and we endeavor to do everything through love.
  • Jesus Christ is at the center of all that we do.
  • We perform our work with integrity and transparency.
  • We believe that every person is created in the image of God, that Jesus died for them, and that they should be treated and valued accordingly.

Statement of faith:

  • Trinity
    We believe in the one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • The Bible
    We believe in the divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • Jesus Christ
    We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His shed blood on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins, and His bodily resurrection and ascension to the Father’s right hand. He is the only way to the Father and through Him we can receive righteousness, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification. He is, in fact, our salvation.
  • Salvation
    We believe in the justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The Church
    We believe in the Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers – given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the Gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • Water Baptism and Holy Communion
    We believe in the ordinances of water baptism and holy communion as a sign of, and not a means to, salvation.
  • Baptism of the Holy Spirit
    We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues. We believe this experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the new birth, and is received by faith.
  • Spiritual Gifts
    We believe that all nine gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 continue to be expressed in the church today and are subject to the order prescribed by Scripture.
  • The Kingdom of God
    We believe that the Kingdom of God is a present reality and a future hope, forcibly advancing through the agency of the Church.
  • Healing
    We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross has provided healing for the human body.
  • The Second Coming
    We believe in a literal, physical second return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • The Resurrection
    We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust; one to everlasting life and one to everlasting damnation.
  • Financial giving & tithing
    We believe that financial giving is an act of love and worship, and so must always be done freely and without compulsion.