What We Believe

We believe there is a God, and that He is the Creator of all we see and of all that exists.  As the One, True God, He is unlimited in power, morally flawless and unmatched in love.

We believe that God created man out of a desire to know and be known; to establish a personal, eternal relationship with man.  However, the choice of the first man, Adam, to live independent of God, resulted in the loss of this relationship God had designed and desired.  Man living according to his own desires (independence from God) produced ungodly behavior which the Bible calls sin.

Sin separated all of mankind from God and doomed him to eternal pain and suffering.  Compelled by love, God made it possible for man to return to God.  His solution required the sacrifice of His own Son, Jesus Christ, who was willing to die in our place, paying the price of our moral indebtedness to God.  Thanks to Jesus Christ, anyone who wants to be forgiven, who desires to know God personally and who hopes for the wonderful, eternal life for which they were created may have it.  All that is required is the humility and faith to ask God for it in Jesus' name.

We believe God is passionate about YOU and wants you to experience real and eternal life with Him!

I am also available to answer any questions you may have.  Feel free to contact me at brian@missionhillschurch.com

Warmly,  Brian Anderson

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God's infallible Word, written by men who were divinely and uniquely inspired, and that it is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice. We affirm our belief in the verbal and full, complete and absolute inspiration of the Scriptures in their original autographs.

Scripture References
2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Jude 3

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, granting the right of the individual to directly approach Him in prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Scripture References
Genesis 1:1, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 1:3-6

Jesus Christ

We believe in the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ as our divine Lord and Master, God's only begotten Son, born of a virgin, sinless in His life, who atoned for the sins of the world by His death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His High Priestly intercession for His people, and His personal, visible return to the world according to His promise.

Scripture References
Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:1-5, John 1:1-5, Philippians 2:6-8, Colossians 2:8-9, Acts 1:9-11, Acts 7:56, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 1:3, Luke 12:40, Acts 1:10-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Titus 2:13, 1 John 3:1-3, Hebrews 1:3

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort, empower and seal forever those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that at the time of salvation, each believer in Christ is baptized by the Holy Spirit and becomes a member of the Body of Christ. 

Scripture References
John 14:16-17; 16:7-11, 1 Corinthians 14:22 Acts 1:8, Romans 8:9-13, Ephesians 1:13, 1 Corinthians 12:13

Man's Sin Nature

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice, but that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." We believe, therefore, that those who receive Christ as Savior and Lord shall be forever in God's presence, and that those who reject Christ as Savior and Lord will be forever separated from God.

Scripture References
John 3:16, 18, 36 Acts 16:31, Romans 3:23; 6:23

The Local Church

We believe that the local church is to be composed of regenerated believers, voluntarily united together for the purpose of observing the two Scriptural ordinances of Baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper, the worship of God, the fellowship of believers, and the proclamation of the gospel of Christ throughout the world. We believe in the complete independence of the local church and its interdependence in association with other like-minded churches, and the separation of church and state.

Scripture References
Matthew 28:19, Luke 22:19-20, Acts 8:36-39, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Spiritual Unity

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers, for which the Lord so earnestly prayed.

Scripture References
John 17:20-21