What We Believe

The Gospel

The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins.
This good news is woven through the overall themes of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the person of Jesus Christ as is testified to in Scripture.
Christ's crucifixion is the heart of the gospel. His resurrection is the power of the gospel. His ascension is the glory of the gospel.
The gospel demonstrates God's mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace.
We want all that takes place in our hearts, churches, and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel.

This is truly GOOD NEWS!

God the Father

God the Father is the first person of the Triune Godhead.
He is the creator and establisher of all things.
God is the giver of life. He is the standard of holiness and righteousness.
God is the means by which we must know right and wrong.
God, through his sovereign will, has worked to make all things new in Christ, and deal justly with the sin of the world.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the second person of the Triune Godhead.
He is fully God and fully man.
As such, Jesus lived a sinless life on earth.
Jesus voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute.
This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Jesus alone for salvation.
Jesus rose from the dead and is the only mediator between people and God.
Jesus will return to earth one day to establish his kingdom and restore all things.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit the third member of the Triune Godhead and is equal with the Father and the Son as God.
He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ.
He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.
He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.
The Christian seeks to live under His influence and to his pleasure daily.

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all people and contains the Old and New Testament.
It was written by human authors under supernatural guidance by the Holy Spirit.
God's word is trustworthy and true.
It is the supreme and final authority for Christian belief and living.
Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error in the original autographs.


Sin separates mankind from God and is a reality we must be saved from.
Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.


Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs.
Baptism is by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word, but also best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.



We offer a quarterly Discover Eastside Class that goes deeper into what we believe.