We Believe. . .

While we believe the gospel of Jesus Christ to be of central importance to us in particular, we also ground ourselves in the full orbed teaching of the Bible in general. We believe the Bible, God's very Word, to be the sole source of Christian faith, worship, life and practice. The Bible informs what we believe, aka doctrine. We want what we believe to be informed by the Word of God. So, there are certain doctrinal distinctive's that we cling to.

We passionately believe salvation is solely by grace, aka 'the doctrines of grace'. These doctrines of grace are: 

  • Solely for God's Glory | Our salvation, we believe, exists to showcase our saving God's eternal glory alone!
  • Solely in Jesus Christ | Our salvation we believe, exists because of the personal presence and work of Jesus alone
  • Solely by Grace | Our salvation, we believe, exists on the basis of God's free gift to us in Jesus Christ. We don't earn or                                                                 merit  salvation. God freely gifts us salvation. 
  • Solely through Faith | Our good standing with God, we believe, is achieved on the grounds of Jesus' perfect obedience                                                                     to God the Father to the point of death. Jesus died in the place of sinners. 
  • Solely according to the Bible | We come to know and experience our salvation, we believe,  in Jesus Christ, by grace                                                                                        and  through faith, as the Bible - the very Word of God - makes it known.

We want all these convictions to inspire a passion for the local church. After all, local churches are to be the primary means of advancing the Great Commission, in addition to being the context where all believers are to grow in holiness, be equipped for service, receive from the blessings of being ministered to and bear witness to the saving grace of God.

We Believe these

Creeds, Confessions & Statements

We are connected to a broader Church community that has maintained the Christian Faith for generations. Our Christian Faith has been maintained through Historic Confessions of Faith and Evangelical Statements of Faith. Below are Creeds, Confessions & Statements of the Christian Faith that we hold to. 

We believe in true marriage

Marriage is a glorious and incredible institution and experience! It is a wonderful union that is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated. As such, we joyfully affirm marriage @ SGC. Check out our statement on marriage here