Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose innocent blood was shed on the cross at Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Eph. 2:8-10; John 1:12; Eph. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:18-19).

Why this is important:
It is by sheer grace that God decides to save us. As we are saved we are called to participate in helping others come to know the saving love of God. It is in this salvation that we are made alive in Jesus, united to God and to one another. We humbly recognize that God has acted on our behalf and wants us forever. God initiates a relationship with us, and we believe that we are humble recipients of the salvation of God in Christ. If we truly believe this, it will radically shape the communal life we live with other believers. How we love one another, serve one another, and seek to share the Gospel will all be profoundly impacted by this incredible truth.