Statement of Faith
 

Statement of Faith

We believe that there is only one God in the universe, and we know Him as our Father, who created us and everything that exists, as Jesus Christ His Son, our Lord and Savior, and as His Holy Spirit, His very presence that lives within each Christian.


We believe that Jesus Christ is God, that he came to earth as a human, and that His Crucifixion was God’s own sacrifice to pay the penalty of our sins, that His resurrection is the guarantee of His victory over Satan and evil.


We believe that He shall return at the end of this age to take us to live with Him forever.


We believe that the only doorway to eternal life for all people is a heart broken and repentant over sin, and faith in Jesus Christ alone as Lord over our individual lives.


We receive the gift of faith and salvation by God’s grace alone, not by anything we have done to earn it.


We believe that the Bible is the only inspired and unerring Word of God, which the Holy Spirit committed to writing through ordinary men, to guide believers in matters of faith and life.

I’m not a Christian, what is a statement of faith?

This is a basic explanation of what those who serve on staff believe.  It isn’t something we insist you believe as well.  At the end of the day we’re not a church.  None of the staff is a pastor.  We’re just a group of people who really love Jesus, love our kids, and want to provide a space where people can work together to educate the kids we’ve been entrusted with.  Our job is not to test your faith or judge your worthiness by our own standards.  We believe in following Jesus’ example.  Throughout the gospels he demonstrated how to love everyone who came into his circle, regardless of where they were at that moment in their relationship with God.  In that spirit, we would love for you to join us as well. 

What does this statement of Faith mean in real life terms?

It means we genuinely want to live like Jesus told us we need to live. Colossians is a book of the Bible written to a group of imperfect people trying to figure out how to live out Jesus’s commandment.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34 NIV) Like us, they weren’t sure how that should look.  This is what the author, Paul, had to say.  

 

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Colossians 3:12-14, NIV)

 

Like those people so long ago, we’re an imperfect group of people just trying to live together with other imperfect people. Our guiding principle is to model these virtues in our interactions: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, and love.  Because we’re imperfect, we aren’t always going to get this right.  We will have to ask for forgiveness. We will have to start over.  But, through God's grace and strength, we will keep trying to live this out each day.