Our beliefs can be summed up with a look at the Apostles Creed. By saying yes to this creed, we are saying we stand with the historic Christian faith throughout the ages.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come 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.
We believe that the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and life. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God sent to redeem the world; we love and trust Him as the one who saves us from our sin; and with repentance and joy we embrace Him as Lord of our life.
We believe that the Bible is the foundation of our faith. The Bible is the infallible inspired Word of God, without errors or mistakes, and the only rule for faith and our daily living.
We believe in the triune God who has revealed Himself as one God in three person: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God made this world good. But human beings wanted to live without God and turned their backs on Him and His plan for their lives.
We believe that all men are sinners and cannot be restored to fellowship with God by any power of their own.
We believe that God will accept all who repent of their sins and believe that Jesus Christ is the only basis of salvation. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” — John 3:16
We believe that Jesus Christ is both God and human. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born by a virgin.
We believe that God in love sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die on the cross for our sins, and that Jesus rose from the dead, and is now our Mediator with the Father, and that He will return visibly on the last day to judge all men.
We believe that the Holy Spirit makes all of us aware God’s presence. He delivers God’s free gift of grace and lives in us. The Holy Spirit reveals truth and causes us to understand the word of God.
We believe God gives new life through Jesus Christ and empowers us to live this life by the activity of the Holy Spirit. In a world where people often confront pain, suffering, and problems, God wants us to show His world what this new life is.
We believe that God called the church to be his hands and heart in our neighborhoods and in our world.
We believe that the mission of the church is to bring the word of God to people who are apart from Him so that they might be saved. The Christian church is universal and acknowledges Jesus Christ at its head.
We belong to God’s family only because of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Christianity is not something we do but something Jesus did for us. He made us God’s children.
What is our only comfort in life and death?
That we are not our own, but belong — body and soul, in life and in death — to our faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all our sins with His precious blood, and has set us free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over us in such a way that not a hair can fall from our head without the will of our Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for our salvation. Because we belong to Him, Christ, by His Holy Spirit, assures us of eternal life and makes us wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him. (Heidelberg Catechism, Q & A 1)