WE BELIEVE

+ The Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient (Psalm 19:7-112 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:20-21).

+ There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4Isaiah 45:5-6Isaiah 46:9-10John 17:31 Corinthians 8:4-61 Timothy 2:5Genesis 1:26Psalm 45:6-7Psalm 110:1Matthew 3:13-17Matthew 28:17-201 Corinthians 12:4-6).

+ All things exist for the glory of God (Psalm 148Proverbs 16:4Isaiah 61:3Romans 11:33-361 Corinthians 10:312 Corinthians 5:15Ephesians 1:3-14).

+ All humanity, Christ excluded, is sinful by both birth and action (Genesis 6:5Psalm 51:5Jeremiah 17:9Romans 3:235:812-217:18Ephesians 2:1-3).

+ The deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death (Genesis 2:15-17Genesis 3:19Romans 5:126:23James 1:14-15).

+ Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human (Matthew 1:20Luke 2:52John 1:1-414Colossians 1:15-20Hebrews 1:1-3).

+ Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin (John 1:2910:1-18Romans 5:81 Corinthians 15:1-42 Corinthians 5:21Galatians 1:41 Peter 3:18).

+ Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return (Matthew 28:1-20Mark 16:1-8Luke 24:1-53John 1:20-21:251 Corinthians 15:12-34John 14:3Acts 1:111 Thessalonians 4:16Hebrews 9:281 John 3:2Revelation 1:7).

+ There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward. Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment (Matthew 25:31-46John 5:28-29Acts 24:15).

+ Only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy (John 3:1814:6Acts 4:12Romans 3:21-261 Timothy 2:5-6).


PARTNERSHIP

Story City is made up of people from various church backgrounds and denominations. However, we all have a common conviction that Jesus is the center of all history, our church, and our affections. We voluntarily partner with a group of like-minded churches to plant churches all over the world through the Send Network of the North American Mission Board.