what we believe

God the Father

We believe there is one Creator God --all knowing, all loving, and all powerful, who co-exists eternally in three persons, The Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Gen 1:1, Deut 6:4, Matt 28:19, Lk 10: 21, Jn 10:30, 1 Pet 1:2).


Jesus the Son

We believe Jesus is the Son of God, fully God and fully human. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, raised from the dead on the third day, ascended to heaven, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1-5, Gen 1:1, Isa 9:6, Matt 1:18-25, 1 Peter 2:24, Eph 1:7, Lk 24:6, Acts 1:9, John 14:6, 1 Cor  15:13, 1 Pet 4:5). 


The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within every follower of Jesus in order to counsel, equip, empower, guide, and transform each believer into the likeness of Jesus. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to mature and build up the church for the work of God in the world (2 Cor. 3:17, Jn 14, 16, Acts 2:38, Rom 8, Gal 5). 


The Bible

We believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is a vital component for helping us understand God’s will for our lives (Psalm 1, 2 Tim 3:16, 2 Pet 1:21).


Baptism

We believe salvation is a gift from God, and a deep reflection of his grace and mercy towards us. By placing our faith in God’s great work through Jesus Christ, we are saved from our past, set free in the present, and given hope for the future. As a response to God’s love towards us in Jesus, we respond in obedience to Him by receiving baptism. God’s work through Jesus alone is our hope (Rom 3:23, Eph 2:8, Rom 6:23, Acts 2:38, Titus 3:5).  


The Church

We believe Jesus is the head of the church. The church is the body of Christ, called by God, and sent by God to bless the world and bring glory to God (Ezekiel 47, Eph 1:22-23, Eph 5, Matt 16, Matt 28).

Are you ready to be baptized?

If you or someone you know believes they are ready and would like to be baptized or simply has questions about baptism, please send an email to baptism@redwoodchurch.org and one of our pastors will get back to you shortly to schedule some time to meet with you, pray with you, and schedule a date for your baptism.