Beliefs

Our purpose at Morningside is transforming and renewing lives through a message of hope in Jesus Christ.

Scripture

We believe that the Bible–Old and New Testament–is divinely inspired, written by men as an authoritative history and witness to the revelation of God.

Trinity

We believe in one God, an intelligent, powerful, personal, life-giving Being.  God exists as three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  God the Father is Creator, Sustainer and sovereign Ruler of all things.  God the Son is Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin, lived and died as a human being for the sins of humanity, and resurrected in body by the power of God so that we may have eternal life with God.  God the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, who is Counselor, Comforter, and giver of spiritual gifts, and who also lives in and empowers each person who accepts Jesus as Savior.

Humanity

We believe that from the beginning humanity was created in the image of God and was designed to be in relationship with God.  In committing sin, humanity separated itself from God, leaving humans powerless to restore right relationship with God on their own.

Salvation

We believe that salvation from God cannot be achieved or gained but only accepted from God through grace in acknowledging the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and his resurrection from the grave.  Jesus died for the sins of all persons and resurrected from the dead that all who believe may have forgiveness and eternal life with God.

Church

We believe in gathering together to celebrate, worship and give glory to God through the reading of scripture, singing, playing instruments and other forms of expression that honor and praise God.  We do this in obedience to scripture and in order to strengthen our relationship with God through communal worship, discipleship and bearing one another’s burdens in Christ Jesus.