While we do not affiliate with any denomination, our beliefs are mainstream, biblical and Jesus-focused. We simply want to follow what Scripture outlines for us. We live in shifting times but are rooted in eternal truths, the teachings of Holy Scripture. We are guided by certain foundational beliefs and shaping values. Our theological foundations include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
We believe in the accuracy, truth, authority, and power of the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God.
We believe in a personal God who has revealed Himself as One. God exists in three persons–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–each distinct, yet all of One essence.
Uniqueness of Christ
We believe Jesus Christ to be the virgin born Son of God who lived in flesh, died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again, and ascended to the Father according to the Scriptures.
We believe that the death of Jesus Christ was the final and complete sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. All who repent of their sins and surrender to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again into eternal life as children of God.
We believe that life on earth is to be lived in the power of the Holy Spirit, who indwells believers, enabling them to live distinctive lives in the life and power of Christ, making famous the Father in heaven.
We believe that those who have placed their faith in Christ are knit together in one Body, the Church, a distinctive community of faith expressed in local clusters, engaging culture on every front with God’s hope, truth, and love … a Church for which Christ will personally return.
The Knowledge of the Holy
Created by and for God, we seek to passionately pursue an intimate relationship with God in response to His great love for us. To know God is the ultimate treasure of the soul.
More than outward forms, theologically informed worship must encompass our entire existence, whereby in all circumstances our words and actions bring glory to God.
Baptism and Lord’s Supper
We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordained by the Lord Jesus himself. The former is connected with entrance into the new covenant community, the latter with ongoing covenant renewal. They are God's pledge to us and our public submission to Christ.
We echo and affirm the Westminster confession: “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” All things exist for the glory of God.
Community of Faith
The worldwide Body of Christ functions best in localized communities of believers. Thus we seek to plant churches that amplify His fame, make disciples who make disciples, and seek the welfare of the city so that all people can know the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We affirm our sending church's (Providence Church) doctrine: