We join with millions of Christians through the ages in understanding God as a Trinity -- three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 13:14).
Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.
Even though we are created in the image of God, we do not live as God intends. We turn our backs on God and on God's expectations for us. We call this alienation from God, and others, sin. And it is our great need to confess our sin to God (Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:9).
We are saved by grace through faith. By grace we mean God's extraordinary love for us, given to humanity in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (John 3:16, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8).
We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God's redeeming love (John 1:14, John 14:6, John 12:32, Philippians 2:1-11, Matthew 1:18-23, 1 Timothy 2:5, Acts 4:12, John 11:25).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work (Galatians 5:22-26, Romans 8:9-11, John 14:15-18, Acts1:8, Acts 2:1-4, Psalm 139:7, 1 Corinthians 3:16).
The Church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ's life and ministry in the world today (Matthew 16:18, Hebrews 10:24-25, Colossians 3:16, Romans 12:5).
We believe that the Bible is God's Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 55:11, James 1:23-25, Proverbs 4:20-23).