What we believe
Foundations of our faith
Primarily the word of God is the book that shapes what we believe. We hold the Bible to be God’s word and without error.
Secondarily the Westminster Confession (because it clarifies what we hold to regarding God’s word especially in areas where something is presented in scripture but not formally defined i.e. the trinity)
Further broad issue clarification:
Some churches view the Bible as merely man's words about God. We believe that the Bible is God's word to man, and therefore is our only infallible rule of faith and practice. It is the means by which God reveals Himself to us in detail. When we meet, we are always asking, "How does God reveal Himself in this passage so that we might know Him better and follow Him more passionately?" We believe that the Bible is truth.
The central truth from God in the Bible is this: We, as human beings, have repeatedly transgressed God's standards. We willfully disobey God and as a result we are spiritually separated from Him. There is a consequence of this spiritual separation: spiritual death and eternal separation from God. The amazing news of the Bible is that God has made it possible for us to be pardoned from these consequences of our transgressions. God’s offer of the gift of forgiveness is extended to those who repent and believe that Jesus Christ died in our place. We believe that we justly deserve God's displeasure and the punishment of death both physical and spiritual, but that we are saved by repenting of our sin and placing faith in Jesus Christ, the Savior of sinners.