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We are a church affiliated with Evangelical Free Church of America. As such, we affirm the EFCA Statement of Faith:

 

EFCA Statement of Faith

Adopted by the Conference on June 26, 2008The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of autonomous churches unitedaround these theological convictions:

God

1. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing ina loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Havinglimitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeema people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible

2. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through thewords of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in theoriginal writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority bywhich every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to bebelieved in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition

3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted bySatan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated fromGod, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued,reconciled and renewed.

Jesus Christ

4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in twonatures. Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born ofthe virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from thedead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest andAdvocate.

The Work of Christ

5. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the crossas the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrectionconstitute the only ground for salvation.

The Holy Spirit

6. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. Heconvicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into unionwith Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides,equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church

7. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace throughfaith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which Heis the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should becomposed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’sSupper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means ofsalvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourishthe believer.

Christian Living

8. We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power andpurpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out ourfaith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. WithGod’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat thespiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among allpeople, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

Christ’s Return

9. We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thecoming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessedhope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response and Eternal Destiny

10. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning toHim in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the deadbodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal consciouspunishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven andthe new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

For more information about the EFCA, you can access their website here.

We also affirm the Confessional Statement and Theological Vision for Ministry of the Gospel Coalition.

The Confessional Statement and Theological Vision for Ministry, as well as an abundance of other great resources, can be accessed at the Gospel Coalition website.