What we believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

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Jesus is the head of our church, and His Word is the standard for how we live,  as individuals and as God’s family.
Below are brief statements for each of the essential Christian beliefs that we hold as a church.

God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one God.

Jesus

Jesus is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit lives in each Christian from salvation. The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

Bible

The Bible is God's Word to us. The Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.

Humanity

People are the supreme object of God's creation. People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.

Salvation

Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.
Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Eternity

People will exist eternally with or without God. People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

Baptism

Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to "fulfill all righteousness."

Non-Essential Beliefs

In addition to Essential Beliefs, we have liberty in Non-Essential Beliefs.

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.”
Romans 14:1,4,12,22

Our Core Values

Our core values represent what makes us 902 Church. These five biblical beliefs are meant to guide us as we reach people far from God and lead them to an intimate relationship with Jesus

We Are Step-Out-of-the-Boat Risk Takers

We will never insult our big God with small thinking.

We Believe Nothing is Impossible With God

The local church is the hope of the world and we know we can accomplish infinitely more together than apart.

We Are Contributors not Consumers

The church does not exist for us. We are the church and we exist for the world.

We Believe You Can't Outgive God

We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.

We Believe the Best is Yet to Come

Our best days as a church are still in front of us.

Still have questions?

We'd be glad to answer any questions you have about our beliefs and core values.