What We Believe

What We Believe

Our Core Beliefs

Adam & Jess Robichaud believe and uphold the following doctrine individually and as a couple:

  • About The Bible
  • We believe the Bible is the fully inspired Word of God in both the Old and New Testaments, without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct, and still penetrates people’s hearts today.

    2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:160; Proverbs 30:5; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 3:15-16; 1 Timothy 5:18; 1 Corinthians 14:37; John 17:17

  • About The Trinity
  • We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing as one Essence in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe they are equal in every divine perfection and execute distinct but harmonious functions in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

    John 1:3, 10; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 1:3-14

  • About God the Father
  • We believe in God the Father, an infinite, unchanging, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, sovereignty, and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

    Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; John 3:16; Psalm 68:5; Psalm 89:26; Matthew 6:9; Matthew 26:39; 2 Peter 1:17; 2 John 1:3

  • About God the Son, Jesus Christ
  • We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teaching. We believe in His substitutionary atonement. We believe in His bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to reign forever as King of earth. We believe Jesus is the exact representation of the Father’s being and the Christian’s best example for holy conduct.

    Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5,14; John 10:25-30; Mark 10:45; Hebrews 4:14-16; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Romans 1:3-6; Acts 1:9-11; Titus 2:11-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:16

  • About God the Holy Spirit
  • We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe the Holy Spirit regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit actively and permanently lives inside every believer in Christ from the moment of salvation, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.

    John 16:7‐15, 14:16‐17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 8:9-11

  • About Creation
  • We believe in the scriptural account of creation; that God created out of nothing the universe and all that is in it, including people.

    Genesis 1-2; Psalm 19:1-2; Psalm 104; Jeremiah 10:12; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 4:11

  • About Humanity
  • We believe that men and women were created in the image of God for relationship with God. However, they fell from their original state through their disobedience to God in the garden of Eden; and since then all people are sinners by nature and by choice. We believe that people are separated from God by sin, and cannot by themselves be rejoined to God by their own effort or merit.

    Genesis 1:26-31; Psalm 8:3‐6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23, 6:23; Isaiah 59:2

  • About Salvation
  • We believe Jesus’ death and resurrection are the only way for humanity to be restored to their relationship with God. We believe salvation is a free gift of God only by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit. We believe those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are saved and are immediately a part of the kingdom of God.

    Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8‐9; John 14:6; Titus 3:4‐7; Romans 5:1; John 10:29; I Peter 1:3‐5

  • About Marriage
  • We believe that marriage, although legally recognized by the state, had already been established by God to provide a healthy and safe environment for personal and spiritual growth. In accordance with God’s Word and Church history, we believe that marriage is defined as the union of one man and one woman. According to Genesis 1:28 and 2:24, marriage was intended by God to be a lifelong covenant relationship between a man and a woman. This definition of marriage was confirmed by our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:3-6; Mark 10:6-9 and reiterated by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:31-33 and Hebrews 13:4. This definition of marriage has also been affirmed throughout Church history by leaders of the Christian faith. We believe that this definition of marriage is the only context for biblical sexual expression. Hebrews 13:4

    While we hold the above to be completely true, we also believe that the church as a whole has handled offenses against this definition of marriage poorly, and because of that has alienated many people and created an atmosphere of judgment and fear, acting in a way completely opposite of the love that Christ teaches.

    Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39; Mark 12:31; 1 Corithians 13:2; Galatians 5:14; James 2:8

  • About The Church
  • We believe in the universal Church as the family of God, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head. The Church consists of all saved people commanded and empowered to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. We believe in the local church, consisting of a community of Jesus’ followers, baptized on credible profession of faith, and committed to worship, evangelism, instruction, spiritual growth, and serving.

    Ephesians 1:22‐23; Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 10:25; 2 Timothy 2:19; Ephesians 4:11‐16; Matthew 28:19‐20; Luke 6:40

  • About The Christian Life
  • We believe Christians will strive to glorify God; grow to be more like Jesus; love one another; exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit; faithfully steward their time, talents, and resources for the kingdom of God; and reach unbelievers with the love and truth of Jesus.

    Romans 15:5-6; 2 Timothy 1:8-9; Luke 6:40; Galatians 5:22-23; Matthew 28:19-20; John 13:34

  • About The Ordinances: Baptism and Communion
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the Church: Baptism and Communion. We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that this baptism is an outward sign of what the Holy Spirit has performed in the heart of the believer. We believe that Communion was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death, the elements being symbolic. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:4; Mark 14:22-23; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

  • About Religious Liberty
  • We believe that each Church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

    Ephesians 4:15, 5:23; Galatians 2:7-8

  • About The Second Coming
  • We believe in the personal, visible, and premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His followers when Jesus will reign forever on Earth.

    Psalm 2; Daniel 2:44; Revelation 11:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Revelation 20:1-6

  • About the Eternal State
  • We believe all people were created to exist forever, and will experience bodily resurrection and judgment. We believe Jesus’ followers will receive eternal life with God in a real place known as heaven and also be rewarded for works done in this life and unbelievers will be eternally separated from God in a real place known as hell.

    John 3:16‐18; Romans 6:2; Revelation 20:10-15; Matthew 25:46; 1 John 5:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Matthew 5:12; Revelation 22:12

Our Practices

  • In essential beliefs we have unity.
  • “there is one Body and one Spirit … there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…”
    Ephesians 4:4-6

  • In non-essential beliefs, we have diversity.
  • “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters … Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls … So then each of us will give an account of himself to God … So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.”
    Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

  • In all our beliefs, we show love.
  • “…if I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.”
    1 Corinthians 13:2