1) Christians Are Gospel People
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” – Romans 1:16
Christians are people with a distinctive story.
We are people who follow Christ and believe that He died for our sins, was raised from the grave, and through faith in Him we have forgivness, a relationship with God, and everlasting life. We believe this not only with our heads but also in our hearts.
For Christians, this gospel is the source of our basic identity; we define ourselves by our relationship to Jesus Christ.
2) Christians Are Bible People
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…”
– 2 Timothy 3:16
Christians are people with a distinctive authority.
We believe that God is our ultimate authority, and that the Holy Scriptures are His authoritative self-revelation. For Christians, our ultimate standard is God, who speaks in the Bible.
3) Christians Are Church People
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
– Galatians 6:2
Christians are people with a distinctive community.
We believe that the church is the particular context within which we are to live our lives.
It is within the community of the church that we worship God, hear his Word, and receive the sacraments. It is within the community of the church that we are loved for, cared for, encouraged and held accountable.