Statement of Faith
- We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and completely inerrant in the original writings and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
- We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
- We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, and in His ascension into Heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.
- We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
- We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, a relationship in which they are eternally secure.
- We believe that all who are born of the Holy Spirit belong to the one true Church, the Body of Christ.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
Faith and the Twelve Steps
Having stated the core beliefs above, let us be clear on this as well:
- We believe that the Twelve Steps originated in the Mind of God and are completely consistent with Biblical Truth.
- We endeavor to be inclusive to all who may be at various stages in their walk in, or toward, faith.
- We take as our model the example of Alcoholics Anonymous, who practice a program of surrender to a Higher Power, of "turning our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." By this means, all of us who are lost or broken in our relationship to God are invited into a journey of growth and discovery of the Father-heart of Almighty God.
- Thus we participate in Jesus' mandate to make disciples (Matthew 28:19) in the manner of the beggar who has found bread and shares it with those still in need.