Statement of Faith

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

There are various statements of faith we could probably happily submit to, such as those of
the Lausanne Covenant,
Youth With A Mission,
– the Evangelical Alliance,
– the Universities & Colleges Christian Fellowship,
the International House Of Prayer,
– the Thirty-Nine Articles.

At some point I might manage to put together a comprehensively confessional statement of faith that would succinctly and yet effectively explain the nuances of my convictions. (The closest thing I’ve come to was this elaboration of my doctrinal convictions). And probably the best way to understand what I believe is to see what I preach (this teaching series on Jesus covers some of my primary convictions).

But ultimately the foundation of our faith is simply the Bible, which we daily wrestle to better understand and apply.

If you have any questions about what we believe (however unusual!), we would be happy to try to answer them.

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