What We Believe
- in one God - revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - whom alone we worship and serve, and in whom we put our trust.
- that God became a human being and lived among us in the person of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus' death on the cross, he redeemed us from sin and for God's purposes. In Jesus' resurrection, not only has the way been opened for eternal life, but we are also assured of God's promise to bring light and life among us now.
- that we are made right with God (justified) by grace. There is nothing we can do on our own to earn our way into God's favor. It is by God's forgiveness, mercy, love- grace alone- that we have a relationship with God.
- in the authority of the Bible. It is our guide and authority for faith and life. The written "Word" connects us to the living "Word". We seek the Holy Spirit's guidance as we interpret and apply the Scriptures to our lives.
- in the sovereignty of God. God is good, creating and sustaining all living things. God is also the one who initiates a relationship with us and the One who deserves our allegiance.
- that God says to each person "You are chosen!" (election) In fact it is God's desire that all people respond to God's love and grace. At the same time, God gives each of us a choice whether or not to love and follow God in return.
- that we are called to live together by sacred promise (covenant). All people need to be a part of community. We are learning to live together with a sense of purpose, joy, forgiveness, healing, and hope.
- that the particular threat to our relationship with God, and to our relationships with others, is idolatry. Idolatry is giving our devotion, allegiance, or worship to anyone or anything (including ourselves) other than God. While there are many and various forms of sin, all sin has its root in idolatry.
- that growth as disciples of Jesus Christ requires obedience. That we are a missional community. We see ourselves as people gathered to grow and sent to serve and further God's kingdom right where we are.
We are affiliated with the Presbyterian denomination called ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.