What we believe
Our shepherds affirm our "core beliefs" as a guide for future kingdom work. These have been and will continue to be our core theological convictions.
There is only one God. God is not limited in any way by creation or our ideas
about God. God rules over all creation in love, justice, and wisdom. He co-exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit.
Jesus Christ, the Son, is completely God and became a complete human being. His life
revealed God to us. His death exemplifies the love of God which redeems the original rebellion and the evil that followed. His resurrection overcame the power of death and gave us life with God after death. Jesus is now with the Father and personally intercedes on our behalf.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is completely God and does the work of the Father and the Son. The Spirit teaches, gives gifts, and transforms us into God's image The Spirit empowers us to accomplish the will of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Humans are created in the image of God so that we can have a personal and communal relationship with God. This image gives dignity and enables us to love. It also sets us apart from the rest of creation, and invites us to participate in the creative work of God in the world, bringing the Kingdom to earth as it is in Heaven.
About the Bible
The Bible is the story of God's work among his people in his world. Through the work of the Spirit, God used humans to document and communicate this grand story, with Jesus at the center. The Bible is our authoritative standard for all matters of faith and life as it clearly points us to the mystery and power of Jesus.
Salvation is by God's grace, through Christ's cross and resurrection, and a result of the Spirit's active work. It is received through faith. It is sealed in our response of confession and baptism. We respond with a lifelong apprenticeship to our Lord Jesus.