Our foundational principles are captured with Jesus’s words in Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim the release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”
From these words, we see the five treasures that Jesus desires to bring into the world: salvation, freedom, spiritual sight, healing and joy. We believe that the keys to discovering these treasures are by invitation and learning, and through prayer, service and love.
Our four essential beliefs are the following:
The Bible is the Word of God. It is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, and we accept it as the basis for all that we believe and as a manual for how we live our lives.
Jesus is the Son of God who paid for our sins by dying on the cross as our substitute. His death and resurrection accomplished salvation for those who receive grace by trusting in Him. He is the only mediator between those who believe in Him and God.
You must be born of the Spirit. God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace , not human effort, and it must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Believers are to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us, and that every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit by simply asking.