What We Believe
Our Statement of Faith
We believe in One God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. ”Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)
Salvation is attained solely through faith in Jesus Christ. “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
The acknowledgment of human suffering and brokenness as a result of sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”(Romans 3:23)
The recognition that all individuals are created in the image of God.“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”(Genesis 1:27)
The appreciation for the value of the local church as God’s bride. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.”(Ephesians 5:25-27)
The belief in the active presence of the Holy Spirit in the world.“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”(John 14:16-17)
The acceptance of the Holy Scripture as the ultimate authority in faith.“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”(2 Timothy 3:16)
The commitment to listen, comfort, and come alongside those who are suffering and broken. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
The understanding that God wants to develop His gifts and Christ-like character in believers.
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.”(Romans 12:6-8)
Marriage is a sacred covenant instituted by God. We firmly believe that God's intention for marriage is for a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman. This is in accordance with God's creative order: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”(Genesis 1:27) "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said 'for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."(Matthew 19:4-6)
We are on a Mission, bringing reconciliation, healing and forgiveness.
We value aligning ourselves with God’s word and to bring reconciliation, healing and forgiveness to the Body of Christ.
We value caring for people who may differ from this value statement because all of us are in need of help.
We value Godly counsel that aligns with the work of the Holy Spirit and redemption of people.
We value the dignity of every person as we are all created in the image of God.
We value the scriptural covenant of marriage that was designed by God because God designed boundaries.
We value the professional background and spiritual commitment of clinicians and staff.
We value the traditional doctrine of the church as expressed in the Apostolic Creed and Nicene Creed.
We value affirming love for the local church that is flawed by people but redeemed and sanctified by God.
We value the benefits of research, and we seek to see research through the lens of scripture.
We value people’s differences and also long to see people’s lives lived out in their identity in Christ.