What we believe

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Peter 1:21; Psalm 19:7-11), without error in the original manuscripts and is our guide for daily living (2 Timothy 3:16).

We believe that the one living and true God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6) exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:18-20).

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God (Hebrews 1:1-4; 1 John 5:20) and fully man (Matthew 1:20), and that he died on the cross for our sins (John 1:29) and rose on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-5; John 1:1-3).

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity (2 Corinthians 13:14) and that he empowers us for daily living (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13).

We believe that people are created by God in his image (Genesis 1:27), but we have separated ourselves from God (Romans 2:5; 5:12) and need His saving grace (Ephesians 2:8).

We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8-9), and we receive this gift of eternal life when we trust Jesus Christ (Romans 4:4-5; 5:1) as our Savior from sin (John 3:16; Acts 4:12).

We believe that the church is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23: 5:24-30) and that God has called believers to gather together in local church families (1 Corinthians 12:12).

We believe that Jesus Christ will come again (Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; John 14:1-3) and reign eternally (Philippians 2:9-11).

Other Beliefs we hold

* Our Statement of Faith describes our primary beliefs at Encourager. We do have a number of other beliefs that we hold as a church that are listed on this page. Not all Christians agree on these beliefs, but they are true as we understand the Scriptures.