Statement of Faith
We believe the entire Bible is the Word of God and that men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the words of Scripture. God's perfect message came through clearly with each individual author's own style and mannerisms. As a result, the Bible is a diverse book written by multiple authors but because of it's Divine Author it is without error.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the world.
We believe that man was created in the image of God to have an unimpaired relationship with Him. He became alienated from that relationship, of his own free will, through deliberate disobedience. As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. . It is by Christ's work on the cross that our relationship with God is restored to it's proper place.
We believe that baptism is, according to the scripture, a public statement. It is an external demonstration of an internal transformation. We practice baptism by immersion after a person has placed their faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person has been given a the ability to choose to live for God or not live for God. Every Christian should choose to live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to His Word and daily surrendering to His Spirit, every believer will continue to mature and become more like Jesus.
We believe that all believers in Christ are saved by the grace of God through faith and are kept by that same grace. The finished work of Christ is the sole basis for that grace and faith. The sustaining work of God ensures the believers continued act of faith in Christ as Savior will remain until the end. Our faith is a work of God from beginning to end.
We believe in a literal place called Heaven. A place of eternal relationship with God that He has prepared for those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ We believe in a literal place called Hell. A place of eternal separation from God, which the scriptures teach is a place of judgement and destruction.
We believe that the universal church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The local church is a intimate expression of the universal church. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. While we don't require that you be baptized to become a member at Vertical Church, we strongly suggest you be baptized. Baptism is a matter of obedience to and identification with Jesus.
Those baptized at Vertical Church are automatically members at the age of 18 provided they are active. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world.
We believe in and practice the Lordʼs Supper as a reminder of Christ's willing sacrifice on the cross. It is a tangible symbol of his body, broken for us, and his blood, shed for us on the cross our communion is open to all who name Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.