WHat we believe: We are shaped by the Story of God
We believe the Gospel.
The gospel of Jesus is not just part of the Bible, it is the point - the overarching storyline of the Bible.
When God created the world he said it was good! When he created man he said we were "very good". Man is created in the image of God. He created us to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever! (Genesis 1:26-27)
Adam & Eve were deceived by the serpent. He lied! They believed the lie that God didn't know best and that they should be like him. The ultimate rebellion. We have all inherited their sin nature. Sin separates us from God our Father and causes us to fall short from truly experiencing a relationship with Him in the fullest. (Romans 3:22-23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)
God was not going to allow things to stay this way. He had a plan to send Jesus to be our Forgiver, Leader and greatest Treasure, bringing us back into a right relationship with Himself. For all who believe, Jesus' death pays the penalty we owe and his resurrection means new, eternal life! (Ephesians 2:4-9, Romans 3:21-26)
One day all creation will be made new again! All the bad and painful things will come untrue, sin will be no more, and we will spend the rest of eternity getting to know God and doing all the things we enjoy that bring him glory! (1 John 5:11-13, Revelation 21:3-5)
For more information see our Statement of Faith and Bylaws