Our aim is to exalt the Triune God by faithfully proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe this gospel, the Holy Bible, is the Word of God. This Word has no equal because it is:
Inspired by God the Holy Spirit who caused many different men to write it over a considerable period of time
Infallible in that it is a completely reliable and trustworthy book which should not and need not be doubted
Inerrant, meaning that whatever is revealed in it is without error, contradiction or misrepresentation
Sufficient because it fully contains the will of God and reveals all that we need to believe in order to be saved
This Word of God represents the final rule of faith, life and basis for all authority in our church.
Our first parents, Adam and Eve, rebelled against God. They chose to disobey Him by eating fruit of the forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden. But God did not abandon His people. In His mercy, He promised to look after them forever if they would obey Him. However, God’s people could not obey Him perfectly. We, too, share in this rebellion. The Bible says that each one of us is corrupt; we are unable to seek God or please Him on our own.
The good news is that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world. He was able to obey God perfectly and He fulfilled all of God’s requirements. If we confess to God our rebellion and sin and believe in Jesus, we can look forward to a renewed relationship with God, one that will last forever.
In thankfulness to God we are to live lives that are pleasing to Him according to the instructions found in His Word, the Holy Bible. Our purpose is to honor and glorify God, not only through our worship services but also through the way we live our lives each day. God has given us the Holy Spirit who lives in all believers to help us know how to live for Him.
A Summary of OUR Faith
Reformed churches often capture our convictions in five sayings, which are known as the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation.
By grace alone. This saying emphasizes that salvation is an unearned and undeserved gift from God bestowed on believers because of what Christ did. See what the Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:9.
By faith alone. These words express the teaching of the Bible that God’s salvation is not given to us because of our virtue but only through faith in Jesus Christ. Read what the Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9.
In Christ alone. This means that salvation is anchored in Christ’s sacrificial death and glorious resurrection. In Him and in Him alone do believers have forgiveness of our sins. See what the Bible says in Titus 3:5-7.
By Scripture alone. This slogan makes clear that the Bible alone is the authority for what we believe and how we should live. Read what the Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
To God alone be the glory. This saying communicates the truth that God alone deserves acclaim for saving sinners. It also indicates that human beings should live for God and not themselves. See what the Bible says in Romans 11:36.
These are our beliefs, based on the Word of God. Our beliefs are summarized in the creeds we’ve adopted as a church.