We believe in the necessity of clearly stating the truth and what one believes. We do not want anyone to be confused as to who we are and what we believe. So it was that a few years ago our board of elders decided that we needed to make a firm, public statement of our beliefs.
Our church is composed of many people of diverse backgrounds: Christian Reformed, Baptist, Assemblies of God, and others. It makes for some interesting conversations at times. Yet despite our diversity, we are united on the most central issues of the Christian faith, as we hope that this statement makes clear.
This statement of faith is arranged in the classical way: we begin with Scripture, since it is the basis for all the other things we believe. We then move to God; then to man; then to the Redeemer of mankind, Jesus; then to the salvation that is brought to us by Jesus; then to the Spirit who applies this salvation to us; then to the church built by Jesus and His Spirit; and, finally, to the issues dealing with the end of time.
The issues spelled out here are considered by us to be fundamental, non-negotiable, and, above all, biblical. We all agree on these and teach in accordance with them.