what we believe
We believe there is one true God as experienced through God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Spirit (Holy Spirit). We believe that God is active in the world today, desires an intimate relationship with us, and wants us to put Him at the center of our lives. We believe the Bible is God’s message to us, showing us who He is, and how He wants us to live and relate to Him. We believe that the Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
Based on this, we believe that God intends marriage to be between one man and one woman for life. We recognize that there are many forces that interfere with God’s intent being fulfilled. We believe that Jesus has authority over heaven and earth, and that He overcomes all opposition to marriage when the married couple allows Him to infiltrate their life and marriage.
We believe that those who accept Jesus Christ as their savior and invite Jesus into their heart and life to lead them as their Lord, have the Holy Spirit living in them, making them whole and complete. They take on a new identity in Christ even if it is not immediately apparent and expressed outwardly. The Holy Spirit changes the person from the inside out, resulting in the outward expression of their new identity in a way and time that is unique for each individual. For this to occur, we believe each person has a choice as to whether to allow the Holy Spirit to make this transformation. The choice includes turning away from behavior that separates them from God (“sin”), inviting Jesus into their hearts to heal past wounds, and living in a way that honors God and puts their relationship with Him above all else.
We believe that God works through those who believe in and follow Jesus, exercising the authority given to them by Jesus to overcome that which opposes God and God’s desire for those who give their life to Him. We believe that the authority of Jesus has the power to release those who are held captive by something spiritual, emotional, physical, or relational. When Jesus is invited into these places of brokenness, healing and freedom occurs.