We believe that there is only one God, that He created everything (other than Himself, of course), and that He is manifest in three Persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is "breathed out by God" (2 Timothy 3:16), flawless, and authoritative for our lives. Thus, we follow it and reject the authority of all manmade creeds, catechisms, and confessions.
We believe that our lives are about God. So, we "worship" Him every day by how we live: as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1). Also, at least twice a week, we gather to worship in a more "formal" way, in which we want to worship just like the early church worshiped. So, we:
Since we believe that God put us here, we also believe He did it for a purpose and with a promise: to be like Him so, one day, we can go be with Him. We believe that, in living as He designed us to live, we can be happier, more fulfilled, and more satisfied than we could ever hope to be otherwise.
Death and taxes, right? That day is coming for all of us. We believe, though, that death is just the beginning. It's just a doorway to eternity with God––or without Him. Which one we experience will be determined by how we live in this life––which is what makes the next belief so crucial.
There’s nothing we can do to earn salvation (Ephesians 2:9). Being a "good person" simply isn't enough. Thankfully, though God gave the greatest gift ever given: Jesus Christ, His Son.
Because of Him, we can be saved from all the dirty, miry, heartbreaking stuff in this world. All He asks is that we believe in Him (John 8:24). That belief will reveal itself in a life of chasing after Him, beginning by trying our hardest to leave behind our bad habits, decisions, and actions (Acts 3:19), telling people what we believe about Jesus (Romans 10:9-10), and being immersed in water (Romans 6:3-7). All of that begins the journey of a lifetime.
"Church" looks very different in our world than it did in Jesus' and Paul's day. Now, there are thousands of denominations; then, there was, quite simply, one church. So, we are not a denomination––we have no global or federal governing body. We also are not non-denominational. Rather, we strive to be pre-denominational: as much as we possibly can, we want to be the one Church of which Jesus spoke (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4:4).