Statement of Faith

Below is a fairly extensive statement of faith. If you'd prefer something short and sweet, you can check out the statement of faith all churches in Converge Worldwide share (a network of churches to which we belong). If you have any questions, feel free to shoot our staff an email.

  • Scripture is the perfect, inspired, inerrant, authoritative word of God. The Holy Spirit gave the message to human authors who communicated the message of God in their own written words (2 Samuel 23:2). Scripture consists of 66 books divided into two sections: The Old Testament (39 books) and The New Testament (27 Books).  The Bible tells the entire story of God’s creation as well as his specific love and pursuit of human beings. Through God’s story of the past, the events explained reveal the nature of an unchanging God full of grace and truth. The story points to the need all people have because of their sins. This need is for a perfect king to save them and pay the price for their sin.  This Savior in the Bible is Jesus Christ who is the focal point of both the Old and New Testaments (Romans 15:4).  The Bible is living, active (Hebrews 4:12), does not contradict itself (Matt 5:17-18), and is unchanging (Psalm 119:89).  The inspired Word of God provides the Christian with teaching, rebuking, training (2 Timothy 3:16-17) hope, encouragement, and delivers all the truth we need about God and this created world.

  • There is one living, true, eternal (Psalm 90:2), perfect God. He is not dependent on any other (Psalm 115:3), unchanging (Malachi 3:6), unbounded by time and space (Isaiah 66:1), all-knowing (Hebrews 4:13), love (1 John 4:8), Spirit (John 4:24), and holy (Exodus 3:5).  God exists simultaneously as three coequal, coeternal persons who are united in one essence, yet have distinct roles in the God Head. All three of the persons in the trinity are responsible for creation, and miracles, and have equal authority over the entire creation. We worship and pray to all three persons. All exist and are working at the same time and cannot be separated.

  • God, the Father is the infinite creator of the universe who is all-powerful and can do anything logically possible. The Father is also loving and personal with the willingness to do whatever it takes to pursue and redeem his people.  He is perfect in both the truth he demonstrates in justice also is the grace he offers to all people.  God the Father is patient with people and hopes that all humans would reach the point of repentance (2 Peter 3:9). The Father hears and answers prayers and saves any person who comes to him through Jesus Christ (John 3:16)

  • Jesus is the one and only begotten Son of God (John 3:16) who is coequal and coeternal with God the Father and God the Spirit. By his statements, he is the “I am” of the Old Testament (John 8:58) possessing all the attributes of Deity.  He is the “Word” to which the entire Bible points, and is the focal point and fulfillment of prophecy in scripture (John 1:1-3). He is the promised messiah of the Old Testament, conceived miraculously by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35), born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18), who is God-made flesh to pay the penalty of the sins of the world.  After living the life humans should have lived and dying the death they should have died, he was resurrected from the dead and appeared to His followers. He is the only perfect sacrifice for human sin (John 8:28-29) while being the perfect high priest at the same time (Hebrews 4:14-16). Jesus is a fully sinless human while fully God (Luke 2:52) and is still living acting as an advocate for repentant humans and he sits at the right hand of God. He is the good shepherd (John 10:11) who will return to dwell with his flock.

  • The Holy Spirit is co-equal and coeternal with God the father and Jesus Christ. He works to convict the unbeliever of their sin, thus, drawing them to repentance and faith in Jesus’ atonement for our sins. The Holy Spirit lives inside any person who repents of their sin and puts their faith in Christ (Ephesians 1:13). He works in the believer by transforming our character. The Spirit reminds us of Jesus's teaching, can come on us with power, dwells within us, helps us worship, helps us know God, helps us pray, bears witness regarding Jesus, convicts us of sin, guides us to truth, gives insights to the future, transforms our character to that of Christ, frees us from the power of sin, assures us as adopted children of God, gives Spiritual gifts, and seals us for eternity. 

  • Angels are created Spiritual beings (Nehemiah 9:6) that demonstrate the greatness of God’s love and plan for us (Hebrews 1:14).  They can bring messages to God’s people (Luke 1:11-19), carry out some of God’s plans (Genesis 3:24), and glorify God (Psalm 103:20). They do not contradict the message and mission of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:6-9) and are not to be worshiped (Colossians 2:18). Satan is a fallen angel (Isaiah 14:12) and head of the demons who were angels who followed his lead.  He was the originator of sin (Genesis 3:1-6) and he and his demons oppose God and his work (Matthew 4:1-11). While demon possession of a human is possible (Luke 8:27-39), demons can't possess a Christian (Romans 6:14), however, demons do try to oppress Christians by influencing or tempting Christians (2 Corinthians 12:7).

  • All humans are under the judgment of God because all have sinned (Romans 3:23) and sin separates us from God.  In God’s great love for us he offered his son Jesus Christ as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of every human (Hebrews 10:12).  When a person puts their faith in Jesus they are saved (John 3:16).  Through the righteousness of Christ, the Christian is accepted by God and seen as holy, blameless, and above reproach in the sight of God (Colossians 1:22).  This acceptance means that the human who puts their faith in Jesus Christ will have eternal life. Salvation is a gift from God and doesn’t require anything but us receiving Jesus who offers himself to us (Ephesians 2:8-9). Jesus is the only way to a right relationship with God. (John 14:6)

  • The church is defined as the community of all believers (Ephesians 5:25). The church is made up of many people filled with the Holy Spirit who is given gifts to serve God’s purpose in the world (1 Corinthians 12). The purpose of the church is to be ambassadors for the ministry of Christ’s reconciliation of all people (2 Corinthians 5: 20-21), making disciples of all nations and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). The church should be outwardly focusing on serving each other and the community they are influencing (Acts 2:42-47)

  • One day there will be a personal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ (John 14:3). Christians should eagerly long for the return of Jesus (Titus 2:12-13). There will be trials in this life leading up to Christ’s return and Christians are to endure them (Mark 13:12-13). We do not know and will not know the time or hour of the return of Jesus (Matt 25:13) but should always be ready for His sudden return (Matthew (25:34-46)

  • Marriage is a holy covenant that exists between a man and woman to guide mankind to express and experience intimacy while growing toward holiness (1 Corinthians 7:1-16). Marriage is to be expressed as designed by God between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:23-24). It is the only institution in which humans find the appropriate context for sexual expression (Ephesians 5:22-23). In marriage, man and woman are to submit to one another, adhere to appropriate roles, and conceive, bore, and raise children.