What We Believe

WE BELIEVE...

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God and our final authority for faith and practice.

  • In one God who has been revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  God loves and cares for all.

  • God the Father created all of the creation and created humanity in His own image.

  • That sin is real and that since the first human beings, Adam and Eve, sin has created a separation between us and God.  Sin keeps us from living the fully human and the fully alive life God intended for us to live.

  • Jesus, the Son of God, took on flesh, lived a perfect life and sacrificially died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin.  This was a pure act of love and amazing grace.

  • The only way to not be separated from God and find freedom in salvation is by believing in Jesus Christ and trusting in Him as Lord and Savior.  This is not just a momentary decision, but it’s a life long journey to live into the relationship God longs to have with you.

  • That the Holy Spirit was sent by God to live in and transform the lives of believers so that we can turn from a sinful life and be empowered us to live the fully human and fully free life that God intended for us to live from the beginning in order that we can honor and glorify God.

  • The Church is not a building, but rather it is the bride of Christ, a spiritual body made up of all believers, each of whom God longs to use as part of God’s plan to reconcile the World to Himself.

  • God has given us two gifts, called Sacraments, to practice together in Christian Community. The two sacraments are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. 

  • That God will come one day to judge the world and to make all things new!

We are thankful as a church that we are not alone in this journey of faith.  Many Saints have gone before us and have left us gifts to help us better understand our the Bible and our Christian faith.  If you would like to read the creeds and confessions the R.C.A. holds to, see Apostle's CreedNicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, The Belgic Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism, The Canons of Dort, and The Belhar Confession.

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