What we Believe

We believe that God created the universe out of nothing. This creation included man and woman in God’s image, and it was “very good”:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth … So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them … God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. (Genesis 1:1, 27, 31a)

 

We believe that we live in a world that has fallen from the good state of God’s creation as a result of sin:

The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. (Romans 8:19-22)

 

We believe that through Jesus Christ, God has begun the restoration and reconciliation of his entire creation:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

 

We believe that God’s restoration and reconciliation project will be completed when Jesus comes again:

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:1-5a)

 

We also believe that to truly understand what a community believes it must be experienced:

But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in . . . . he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” (1 Corinthians 14:24-25)

So, please come visit us and experience what we believe!