"In essentials we need unity, in the non-essentials we need freedom; but in all things we need love." --Rupertus Meldenius
Our core beliefs are intended to be a basis of fellowship.  There will always be peripheral doctrines that committed Christians don't see eye to eye on, but the core beliefs of Christianity are non-negotiable.  Below is a list of our core beliefs:
THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD

The Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man.  The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for all of us.  2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:21

THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD
We believe in God - the Eternal One, the I AM, and the "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" - who created all things for the "praise of His glory" and who redemptively administrates the events of history towards God's ultimate purpose, "the summing up of all things in Christ" (Eph. 1:10).  Gen. 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD

We confess the uncompromising Lordship of Jesus Christ in all of life and for all peoples.  Jesus Christ is God's Word come in human form: He was born of the virgin Mary, by His life and teaching He demonstrated a new way of living, in His sacrificial death on the cross He provided for forgiveness of sin, and He was raised to new life as the first fruit of a new humanity by the glory of the Father.  Christ Jesus now reigns at the right hand of God the Father over every power and authority, offering entrance into God's Kingdom to all who call on His Name alone (Acts 4:12).  Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We welcome the Holy Spirit as the One who reveals to us the Christ (John 16:14) and who works in us "to will and to do God's will" (Phil 2:13).  The Spirit's empowering is vital to walking in intimate relationship with God and in fellowship with one another, and to extending the invitation of salvation to those who have yet to receive it.  The nine fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) are the byproduct of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity.  The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (1 Cor. 12:1-11).  2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

THE FALL OF HUMANKIND

We were created in the image of God (Genesis 2:26).  However, by a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6).  That first sin had several repercussions: the expulsion from the garden of Eden (Gen. 3:23), a curse was pronounced (Gen. 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Gen. 2:17), and spiritual death (Romans 5:12-19).  Sin separated humankind from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left us in a fallen or sinful condition (Rom. 3:23).

THE SALVATION OF HUMANKIND

Our salvation into God's Kingdom is a free gift of God imparted to us through the willful human act of faith in Christ.  God's gift of grace frees us from the power of sin to the life of "called out ones."  Peter's words to the crowd in Acts 2:38 - "Repent...be baptized...and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" - set forth the essential foundations for entrance into a Christ-filled life.  Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION

The Church is the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose:  to communicate God's love to the world(Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15-16), to worship God (1 Cor. 12:13), and to equip people for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Cor. 12:28, 14:12).

ETERNAL LIFE

People were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.  There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be reurrected and judged according to their works (Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 2:1-9).  John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9.