... in one God in three persons: our Creator God, our Redeemer Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit as Guide.
…God the Father is the maker of all, reigns over everything and is the source of all good things.
…Jesus Christ, God’s son, is our Savior and Lord. Jesus redeemed the relationship and status lost by humans through Adam and Eve. Through his virgin birth, sinless life, and death in our place, Jesus restored what was broken, and thus attained for us forgiveness of sins, freedom from the power of sin, release from the punishment for sin, as well as newness of life, abundant life, and eternal life. …
the Holy Spirit gives us our unique identity, guides us to repent, transforms us into his image, and empowers us to live a fruitful life of obedience and service. He reveals to us God’s will, word, and work.
…the Bible is the inspired word of God and is the authority in all matters of faith and life.
…the power of God works salvation for all who believe and also works transformation for the world.
…in what has been handed down through the creeds, (the Apostolic, the Nicene, and the Athanasian) to be true declarations of faith.
…all people are born into a sinful and broken state of relationship with God the creator.
…the only effective way of restoration is through Jesus Christ.
…baptism unites us with Christ’s redemptive work in his death, burial, and resurrection through the forgiveness of sins. We baptize infants and adults, and practice either sprinkling or immersion.
…in Holy Communion we receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for the ongoing forgiveness of sin and are united with him and with the universal fellowship of believers.
…the Holy Spirit’s supernatural fruits and gifts are operative today in the life of the believer and church.
…the church consists of individual believers who together make up the body of Christ, with Jesus Christ as the head, interdependent in their love for one another and in bringing God’s power to the world.
…in Christ’s pending return and in the resurrection of believers to eternal life and of unbelievers to eternal separation from God.