Our fellowship is founded upon four pillars which are the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Doctrines of Grace, the Means of Grace and the Seed Promise.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ — The Faith Delivered Once For All
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the central pillar of our church. It is the heartbeat of our fellowship. The gospel is the “good news” of the person and work of the Messiah — Jesus of Nazareth. His “person” points to the truth He was, and is, true God and true Man. His “work” points to the truth of His accomplishing of redemption. Although pre-existing for all eternity (John 1:1), He became human, (John 1:14) being born of a virgin, (Matthew 1:17) to save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). To accomplish this mission, He lived a sinless life, died for our sins on the cross of Calvary, and was raised forever from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-8). Having ascended to the Father and commissioned the spread of His Gospel, (Acts 1:7-9) we all await His return in glory, to both rescue His people and repay the wicked (2 Thessalonians 1:6-8).
The Doctrines of Grace — How We Understand the Gospel
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of God’s grace. From before “the foundation of the world,” (Ephesians 1:4-6) to every present step we take in faith, (Philippians 2:12-13) and throughout “ages to come,” (Ephesians 2:7) we believe, preach, and teach that our salvation is a gift of God’s sovereign grace. This belief fuels both our mission in the Gospel and our quest for sanctification, knowing that we are going forth by His power and strength — not our own.
The Means of Grace — How We Continue in the Gospel
We believe that the redeemed are called to continue in the Gospel through God’s chosen means. Through the word of God, prayer, fellowship, and the “breaking of bread,” (Acts 2:42) God causes us to grow in the Gospel and become conformed to the image of His Son. This both motivates us to continue in the Gospel on His terms and through His grace and implicitly warns us to avoid man-centered ways of religion that permeate this world (Colossians 2:18-23).
The Seed Promise — How the Gospel Unfolds in History
We believe it is essential that every believer understands the “seed promise.” Beginning in Genesis 3:15 and finally referenced in Revelation 22:16, it is the strand that the Scriptures are written upon. It is also how we understand the unfolding of the Gospel in history. Understanding the rich biblical teaching of the “seed promise” helps us understand the person and work of Christ, the plan of redemption, the relationship and distinction between Israel and the church, and the consummation of all things.