Our Doctrine

"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received..."
[1 Corinthians 15:3]
The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

And in Jesus Christ, his 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.

He descended into Hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into Heaven

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in God the Holy Spirit,

the holy Christian church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

The New City Catechism

The catechism is a tool that has helped a countless number of Christians learn and express the faith. This simple question and answer method is helpful for children and adults alike as they seek to learn, understand and communicate key doctrines of Christianity. We believe that the truths in The New City Catechism accurately express the truths of the Bible. We pray that this tool will allow you to believe, grow and hope in Jesus.

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Core Beliefs

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The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and infallible Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice.

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God

We believe in one God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, co-equal in power and glory, and eternal.

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Sin

We believe that man was created in innocence, but sinned in Adam, and is now totally unable to remedy his sinful condition.

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The Gospel

We believe in the good news of Jesus Christ, who lived the life we failed to live, died the death we deserved to die and rose again to give us new life in Him. All who repent of sin and believe in Christ are saved.

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Grace

We believe that salvation is the free gift of God, apart from works or merit, and received by faith in Jesus Christ alone, whose blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.

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Eternity

We believe in the eternal salvation of all who believe the Gospel and the eternal judgment of all who reject Jesus Christ.

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The Sacraments or Ordinances

We believe that Christ has ordained the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be observed until He comes. In them, God impresses on our hearts and bodies the truths and realities of the Gospel, to be received by faith.

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The Church's Mission

We believe that the greatest mission of God's people is to make disciples of all people, everywhere.