What We Believe

We highly encourage those interested in knowing what we believe and why we believe it to attend our Connections Classes which are taught bi-annually by our Pastoral Staff and Board of Elders. You can find out more about when these classes run by visiting Guest Connections in the lobby, or by calling the church office at 315.788.0825.

GOD’S WORD
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.

GOD
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

SIN
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

JESUS
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man, is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

NEW BIRTH
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

BAPTISM
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.

PURPOSE
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

TRANSFORMATION
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.

DESTINY
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.