What We Believe
Since the day our Lord Jesus Christ established his Church, Christians have affirmed that God is the Creator of all things, Sustainer of all things, and through His Son, is the Redeemer of all things. Followers of our faith have long affirmed that, though God created a good planet and endowed it with the markings of His divine attributes, the fall of humans has distorted everything through the existence of sin. We experience the effects of this falleness in the physical state of our world and the spiritual state of our souls.
God, in His sovereignty, has not seen fit to leave us in our falleness, but rather sent Jesus Christ to deliver us from the power of sin through His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. This redemption is seen most powerfully in the personal salvation of human beings, but is also experienced when we partner with God to turn back the physical brokenness caused by sin in the world around us.
As human beings created in the image of God, we all suffer from the abuse and misuse of the world around us that each day we observe, breathe, smell, touch, and tread. We see the damage to the environment as a grave danger to our families and our neighbors in this generation and those to come. In addressing physical brokenness, we understand that there are important roles for and important limitations to the actions of individuals, our churches, our communities, and local, state, and national governments.
As an imperfect Church, we recognize our failures and omissions, which have failed to meet the ethical standards to which God has called us. Our fallenness makes such failures inevitable, but such inevitability does not mitigate their egregiousness. Therefore, we seek to humbly redress these failures as we carve out a better path worthy of our calling.