WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired and infallible Word of God, containing all that is necessary for our salvation, and is the final authority for faith and life.
We believe in one Triune God, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. We believe that He is holy, loving, gracious, and always faithful in keeping His covenants. We believe that He loved this world so much, that He gave His Son to die for the sins of the world.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, and He is seated at the right hand of the Father and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe the Holy Spirit convicts all people of sin and regenerates those who repent and trust in Christ for salvation. He also sanctifies, equips, teaches, and comforts those who believe in Christ.
Sexuality and Marriage
We believe that humans are created in the image of God and are distinctly male or female; all humans have eternal being and value; marriage is a life-long, covenant relationship between one man and one woman; all sexual relationships outside of marriage are immoral.
Sanctity of Human Life
We believe in the sanctity of all human life from the time of conception until natural death occurs, knowing that He has a plan and purpose for everyone.
We believe that, because of Adam’s sin, every person is born corrupted by sin and unable to remedy our fallen condition apart from prevenient grace.
We believe that salvation is universally offered, and is the gift of God. It must be received by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Through repentance and faith in Christ, we are forgiven, justified, born again, and transferred into the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
We believe that every believer is joined with Christ and His Body, the Church; and that all who are part of His Body, are called to live righteously, godly, and soberly in this present world.
Combining the compassionate heart of a pastor, the competent mind of a counselor and the calming voice of a friend, Mark Cravens helps us discover hope along the way.
Pastor & Chaplain