If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
We believe IN ONE God who has made Himself known to us as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that
God created the world and all that is in it including the first people, Adam and Eve.
God created people to be like Him and to live in harmony with Him, with each other and with nature. Because of the pride and rebellion of our first parents, that harmony was broken.
God the Father, because He loves all people, restored the broken harmony by sending His Son Jesus Christ into this fallen world.
Jesus became human and took the punishment for our pride and rebellion by suffering and dying on the cross.
Jesus rose bodily from the dead on the third day and opened the way to an eternal, harmonious relationship with God. Our relationship begins now, in this life, as we believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
The Holy Spirit comes to us and lovingly nurtures our relationship through the Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
God has given us His Word, the Bible, which reveals the work of the Triune God in both nature and human life, culminating in the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.
God calls those who believe in Him into the community of Christians, the Church, which is the visible presence of Jesus in our world. We gather together to encourage one another, pray for one another, and serve God and others.
We are both saints and sinners and therefore daily are in need of God’s unconditional love.
God sends us on a mission to bring His Good News of hope, healing and wholeness to all people in our broken world.
We exist to bring honor and glory to God who is the source of our life and faith.
Finally, what we believe is summarized in the Apostles’ Creed confessed by the Christian Church throughout the centuries:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy, catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.