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Doctrinal essentials

We affirm decision-making based on Scripture, Tradition, and Godly wisdom. The Word of God, Incarnate and written, provides the foundation for the following, which doctrines we affirm along with Apostles' and Nicene Creeds

1. We affirm the Holy Scriptures...

as self-attesting and the essence of Truth, which requires our unreserved submission in all areas of our lives. The written Word of God is a unified witness to God's redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. We submit to the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds as guidance for the determination of the doctrines we affirm and emphasize.

2. As we endeavor to meet the standards of God's love...

we believe we are to participate in the Great Commission: "Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you." We believe that ALL people have value to God—that each one is a dream of God come true (Ps. 139, Acts 17:16-28), whether or not they are people of faith. We believe God is working in every heart in all places at all times. Evangelism is more about helping people discover and surrender to the working of God and his “testimony” already happening in their lives than it is anything else (Acts 14:1-17).

3. We affirm the Author of Life...

the stewardship of creation, through environmental preservation, and the protection and validation of the irrevocable and inherent sanctity and dignity of all forms of human life - from conception to the grave. We affirm and pursue the peaceful resolution and reconciliation of conflicts between persons, groups, and nations.