Core Values & Beliefs

Core Values & Beliefs

OUR VALUES

HONOR

We believe in putting others before ourselves. We strive to view people as God sees them. Therefore, we have no choice but to honor them. (Romans 12:10)

EXCELLENCE

We believe that God deserves nothing short of our best in everything that we do. We will do all that we can, to be excellent in every way possible. (Colossians 3:23-24)

FAMILY

God created the family before he created the church. Family as sacred. Whether blood, adopted, or friend, family will alway be invaluable. (I Timothy 3:4-5)

GENEROSITY

Retro church and our staff will go above and beyond to give sacrificially to the work of God in our city. Join the movement. (Proverbs 19:17)

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • The BibleThe Bible is God’s Word to everyone. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is just as relevant today as the day it was written. (Psalm 119:105; 160; Isaiah 40:8; John 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:25; II Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12 )

  • TrinityGod the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity serves different functions yet they each possess equal power and authority. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; Romans 8:9-11)

  • Father – He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises. (Numbers 23:19; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Romans 3:3-4)

  • Son – Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect human life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:28-29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1; 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; I Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:4-5; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; I Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)

  • Holy Spirit – His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. (Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; Isaiah 61:1-3; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; Romans 8:9-11; 14-16; 26-27; I Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14)

  • Man – Every man is uniquely created in God’s image to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. (Genesis1:26-30; 2:7; 18:22-23; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18; 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; I Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19; 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11)

  • Salvation – Salvation is a gift from God, and cannot be earned by good works. The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. (Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24;Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; I Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10;Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20)

  • Forever Somewhere – Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union 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 places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13;Revelation 20:15)

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