- What we believe
From all that is said in the Bible about God, we have drawn Eight Essential Truths that are not only our beliefs, but also the
foundation of our the Bible Lessons. The truth statements will be affirmed in lessons throughout the C.A.L.L (Christ Abiding Life Lessons, which should be manifested in the life of our children.
- God Is
Only one true and living God exists. He is the Creator of the universe, eternally existing in three Persons–the Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit–each equally deserving of humanity’s worship and obedience. He is infinite and perfect in all His attributes.
- The Bible is God’s Word
The Bible is God’s written revelation to people, divinely given through human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is
entirely true. The Bible is totally sufficient and completely authoritative for matters of life and faith. The goal of God’s Word is
the restoration of humanity into His image.
- People are God’s Treasure
God created people in His image for His glory. They are the crowning work of His creation. Yet every person has willfully
disobeyed God–an act known as sin–thus inheriting both physical and spiritual death and the need for salvation. All human
beings are born with a sin nature and into an environment inclined toward sin. Only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ can
they experience salvation.
- Jesus is God and Savior
Jesus is both fully God and fully human. He is Christ, the Son of God. Born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life and performed
many miracles. He died on the cross to provide people forgiveness of sin and eternal salvation. Jesus rose from the dead,
ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return in power and glory.
- The Holy Spirit is God and Empowerer
The Holy Spirit is supernatural and sovereign, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ. He lives within all Christians
beginning at the moment of salvation and then empowers them for bold witness and effective service as they yield to Him. The
Holy Spirit convicts individuals of sin, uses God’s Word to mature believers into Christlikeness, and secures them until Christ
- Salvation is by Faith Alone
All human beings are born with a sin nature, separated by God, and in need of a Savior. That salvation comes only through a
faith relationship with Jesus Christ, the Savior, as a person repents of sin and receives Christ’s forgiveness and eternal life.
Salvation is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. This salvation is
wholly of God by grace on the basis of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and not on the basis of human works. All the redeemed are
secure in Christ forever.
- The Church is God’s Plan
The Holy Spirit immediately places all people who put their faith in Jesus Christ into one united spiritual body, the Church,
of which Christ is the head. The primary expression of the Church on earth is in autonomous local congregations of baptized
believers. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by taking the gospel to the entire world and building its members in
Christlikeness through the instruction of God’s Word, fellowship, service, worship, and prayer.
- The Future is in God’s Hands
God is actively involved in our lives and our future. Through His prophets, God announced His plans for the future redemption
of His people through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son. With the call of the disciples, God prepared the way for
the future of His Church. In scripture, God promised that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth
to resurrect and judge the saved and unsaved. As the all-knowing and all-powerful Creator and Judge, God can and should be
trusted today, and with our future