BELIEFS ... A QUICK GLANCE

  • God is bigger, better and closer than we can imagine. 
  • There is one God ... who is eternally Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 
  • Nothing in creation "just happens." God made and controls it all for His glory. 
  • The Bible is God's perfect guidebook for living. 
  • Jesus was fully God and man on earth. 
  • Jesus died for sin & was raised back to life for the salvation of those who believe.
  • Jesus is alive. He is coming again to reign as King. 
  • Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through Christians now. 
  • Grace sets a relationship with God in motion. 
  • Salvation is by grace, not works. 
  • Faith is the only way to begin and grow in our relationship with God. 
  • We are saved from our sin by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. 
  • Heaven & hell are real places. 
  • Those who trust Jesus enjoy heaven forever. 
  • The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.

BELIEFS ... A closer look

  • We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God's truth and is authoritative in all matters of faith and life. 
  • We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 
  • We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God's displeasure in and of themselves through religion and good works. 
  • We believe that eternal life is received by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. 
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him alone for salvation. 
  • We believe in the absolute sovereignty of God and that He ordains whatever comes to pass; we also believe that man is completely responsible before this holy and sovereign God. 
  • We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises. 
  • We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit working through the means of grace. 
  • We believe in two sacraments: the sacraments of Communion and Baptism. 
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God's people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
  • We believe in the primacy of grace to motivate and enable believers to bring God glory.
  • We believe that grace alone opens our hearts to respond to the gospel for forgiveness of sins and eternal life; we also believe that grace working in us motivates and enables us to live transformed lives.
  • We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself. All true believers will be resurrected at the final judgment and will live eternally. All unbelievers will face eternal judgment, separated by God forever because they refused to place their hope in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.


For a comprehensive look at our beliefs, please click the link below.

rtbeliefs.pdf