- There is one God -Exodus 20:2-3, 1 Corinthians 8:6
- God the Father created all things -Psalm 33:6,9
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God -Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18, John 1:14
- The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son -John 15:26, 16:7-9
- All people are created in God's image -Romans 5:19, 3:23, 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9
- Jesus Christ died for our sins -Romans 3:25, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 1:3-5, John 3:3, 1:12-13, Ephesians 1:12-14
- Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven -1 Corinthians 15:16-21, 1 John 2:1-2
- The Church is the Bride of Christ; Jesus Christ is Lord and head of His Church -Isaiah 61:10, 62:5; Revelation 19:7, Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:23
- The Lord's Supper was instituted by Jesus Christ to share with us His true body and blood -1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-24, Hebrews 10:14,18
- Jesus is bodily present in the Lord's Supper -Matthew 26:28, 1 Corinthians 10:3-5, Luke 11:27-28
- Every believer has spiritual gifts -Romans 12:6, 1 Coronthians 12:11
- The Holy Scripture is inspired by God -2 Timothy 3:16-17
Atonement. This teaching points to the work of Jesus, by which he made us "at-one" with God. In short, he provided a bridge between God and humanity so that the distance between us can be closed and we can be reunited with God to live as we were originally meant to.
Baptism. A sacrament that involves applying water either as a proclamation of faith or a means by which God creates and strengthens it. We need only one baptism, and it does not matter how much water or how perfect our faith, for it is God who works in and with the water of Baptism to offer the forgiveness of sins.
Catechism. A book of instruction, usually in the form of questions and answers.
Confirmation. The affirmation of one's baptismal vows, whereby a believer takes the promises made at their baptism by parents and sponsors, and now claims those promises as their own.
Father. The first person of the Trinity. Our Creator, who made all things in six days.
God. The Holy Trinity, three distinct Persons in one divine Being: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is a hard concept to grasp, but in God we see three unique personalities who share one essence and cannot be separated in any way.
Holy Spirit. The third person of the Trinity, proceeding from the Father and the Son creating saving faith in us.
Jesus. The second person of the Trinity who was fully human and divine, being born of the virgin Mary, and yet sinless. By his sacrifice on the cross, Jesus became our substitute, so that we would not have to endure the punishment of sin.
Repentance. A turning of one's mind, attitude, behaviors, and beliefs away from sin and toward God. As such, the believer is sorrowful for past sins and resolved to change their lives by God's power.
Salvation. This word is often used to describe a relationship that has been made right with God. It comes from the same root word as "salvage" because despite our human sins and failings, God has offered a way to salvage us and restore us to a new worth. He sent his perfect Son into the world to pay the full price for sin in our place. Jesus accepted the punishment for us, and as a result, we have been "salvaged" and given a new lease on life.
Sin. Every thought, word, desire or action that goes against God's will. We can sin in what we do (sins of commission) and we can sin in what we don't do (sins of omission). Even if we did not actively and consciously do something wrong, we are all born with a sin-stained nature (original sin) which we inherited from our parents, Adam and Eve.