Doctrine simply means teaching or set of beliefs held by a group of people.
As a church our particular teachings/beliefs/doctrine define who we are and are the foundation of our identity.
We believe in one God. We believe that God is Triune, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that God created the universe and all life that dwells within it. We believe that when God created the world, it was good and without corruption or death. When humanity fell into sin, creation became broken and has been suffering ever since. We believe that God is restoring all things, including creation, through the person and work of Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:1-25; John 1:1-4; Romans 8:18-25; Revelation 21:1-5).
We believe that humanity was made perfect and good in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-31). However, through Adam's sin, the human race became corrupt and inherited a sinful nature that is in rebellion against God (Romans 5:12, 18-19; Ephesians 2:1-3). We believe that humanity is totally depraved and people cannot fix or cure themselves (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We believe that the Gospel is the Good News of salvation offered to all people through the life, work, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Gospel is the Good News that salvation is a free gift from God given to humanity by grace and received through faith. We believe that the Gospel is the Good News that we have been redeemed by the shed blood of Jesus on the cross and given the promise of eternal life through his bodily resurrection (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Corinthians 15:1-23).
We believe that the Church is made up of broken people who have had their lives redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1-11; Revelation 12:10-11). We believe that the Church is the bride of Christ washed clean from sin, guilt, and shame (Revelation 19:6-8; Ephesians 5:25-27; 2 Corinthians 2:11). We believe that the Church is made up of people who have been blessed with a variety of spiritual gifts and that all of these gifts are a blessing that should be encouraged and celebrated (1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:27-31). We believe in the practice and partaking of the sacred mysteries of baptism and communion within the local church (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 22:14-20). We believe that the local church should continue to exist and replicate (see the book of Acts).
We believe that salvation is found in Jesus Christ and Christ alone (John 14:1-7). Salvation is a free gift of grace given to people who receive it through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16). We believe that salvation was accomplished at the cross where Jesus' shed his blood and died for the forgiveness of sins (Isaiah 53:1-6; Matthew 16:21; Colossians 2:11-15). We believe that through Jesus, God is restoring all things (Revelation 21:1-5; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20).
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed. We believe that the Scriptures are all about Jesus and God's work of redemption throughout history culminating in the person, work, death, resurrection, and return of Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Luke 24:44-48)