We believe in one God, the Father almighty, who created Heaven and earth (Genesis 1). We consider God the First Person of the Trinity.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's Son and the Second Person of the Trinity, who was born of a woman - but not just any woman - a virgin (Matthew 1:18-21). He came to earth, giving up His deity, to live a perfect, sinless life, something no one has been able to do since the Fall of Man into sin (Genesis 3). We believe He came to earth because of His unconditional love for us (John 3:16); that He lived among His people, being tempted by Satan (Matthew 4:1-11); that he spent much time teaching and healing (Matthew 4:12-24); that He was betrayed by one of His own disciples and denied by another (Matthew 26); that He was crucified on the cross, a most horrible way to die (Matthew 27); and that He rose again three days after being pronounced dead (Matthew 18:1-15). We believe that He ascended into Heaven to prepare a place for those who believe these things (John 14:1-14); and we believe that these events and sayings are true and inspired, written down by men of God's choosing and inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:10-17).
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, who came to live within us, to be our Comforter, our Sanctifier, our "Keeper." We believe the Holy Spirit is poured out on us at our Baptism, that through the water and the Word we are covered with God's grace and our sins are washed away. We believe we become part of the family of God and that Baptism is for all people, no matter what their age (Mark 1:1-11).
We believe that all three Persons of the Trinity were present in the beginning, before time began, before the world was created (Genesis 1:1-2) and (John 1:1-5) and we believe that while there are three persons in the Trinity, there is only one God.
We believe that we are sinners and are unable to attain our own salvation (Romans 3:9-31); and that it is by grace we are saved, a gift given freely by our Creator, although at great cost to Him. We believe that God would have all men (all humankind) to be saved and we believe that it is our purpose to spread the news of our salvation to all people (Matthew 28:18-20).