Core Beliefs

Personal God
I believe that the infinite and eternal God is involved in and cares about my daily life. Psalm 121:1-2

Jesus Christ
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin – that He suffered, was crucified and buried, but rose on the third day, after which He ascended into heaven where He sits at the Father’s right hand. Hebrews 1:3

I believe in the one true God of the Bible who exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 13:14

Authority of the Bible
I believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God and has the authority to command my belief and action. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Salvation by Grace
I believe a person comes into a right relationship with God by His grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:8-9

Man & Sin
I believe all people are loved by God, and because of my sins, I need Jesus Christ as my Savior. John 3:16

I believe the church is God’s primary way to accomplish His purposes on earth today. Ephesians 4:15-16

Christian Service
I believe God gives all Christians a gift to help others and glorify Him.
I Corinthians 12:4-6

I believe there is a heaven and a hell and that Jesus Christ is returning to judge the earth and to establish His eternal kingdom. John 14:1-4

I believe that everything I am or own belongs to God. I Timothy 6:17-19

Core Practices

I worship God for who He is and what He has done for me.
Psalm 95:1-7

I pray to God to know Him, to confess sin, make my requests before Him and to find direction for my daily life.
Psalm 66:16-20

Bible Study
I read the Bible to know God, the truth and to find direction for my daily life.
Hebrews 4:12

Nurture of the Family
I hold my family in high esteem and will seek to intentionally impact their lives for Christ.  Psalm 78:1-7

Spiritual Gifts
I know and use my spiritual gifts to accomplish God’s purposes.
Romans 12:4-5

Biblical Community
I will fellowship with other Christians because God has called me to love and encourage others.
Hebrews 10:24-25

Giving Away my Life
I give away my life to fulfill God’s purposes.
Romans 12:1,  Matthew 28:19-20

Giving Away my Time
I give away my time to fulfill God’s purposes.
Colossians 3:17

Giving Away my Money
I give away my money to fulfill God’s purposes.
2 Corinthians 8:7

Giving Away my Faith
I give away my faith to fulfill God’s purposes.
Ephesians 6:19-20

Core Virtues

I unconditionally love others.
I John 4:10-12

I have inner contentment and joy in spite of my circumstances.
John 15:11

I am free from anxiety because things are right between God, others, and myself.
Philippians 4:6-7

I am patient with others.
Proverbs 14:29

I choose to do the right things in my relationships with others.
I Thessalonians 5:15

I exercise the power, through Christ, to control myself.
I Thessalonians 5:6

Being sure of what I hope for and certain of what I do not see, I exhibit faith that pleases God.
Hebrews 11:1,6

I choose to esteem others above myself.
Philippians 2:3-4

I choose to forgive others and work towards reconciliation.
Colossians 3:13

I can cope with the hardships of life and with death because of the hope I have in Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:3-5

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