Tracing our roots to the recovery of biblical truth during the Protestant Reformation (16th century), we identify with its chief principles expressed in the following Latin phrasing: Sola Fide (Faith Alone), Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone), Sola Gratia (Grace Alone), Solus Christus (Christ Alone), and Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God Alone). We gladly express our commitment to these Reformation principles.
As people of the evangel, that is, the gospel, we are rightly called Evangelicals. Our heritage bears this name out as we celebrate the proclamation, mission and social consciousness centered in the gospel and practiced in church history. We eagerly support the heralding of the gospel in local and global contexts in our day and look forward to the multilingual celebration of Christ’s worshippers from "every tribe, tongue and nation."
In the beginning, “God created man in his own image… male and female he created them.” We celebrate biblical manhood and womanhood, secure in the truth that God made man and woman to be equal in value and worth, yet also for distinct and complementary roles in the home and the church. We believe that under God, all of human existence functions in a complementarity of roles.