The elders and ministers at Skyline have just completed a year-long process of study, prayer, and fasting that led to our putting down on paper our core beliefs. The process was beneficial and so is the product, I hope.
We believe there is one true and living God who is the creator and sustainer of all life. God reveals himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God over all, through all, and in all.
Genesis 1, Deuteronomy 6, John 14
The Bible is the God-breathed story of His relationship with people since before the beginning of time. God uses the words of this book to inform and transform His people, shaping them into His image for His service.
1 Thessalonians 2, 2 Timothy 3, Psalm 119
God created people to live in intimate relationship with Him. When we sin we sever that relationship with God. In spite of our sins, God chose to pursue this relationship. This loving pursuit ultimately led to the gift of His one and only Son, Jesus.
Genesis 3, Ephesians 1, John 3
Because we are helpless to heal our broken relationship, God graciously restores relationship with people through the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ. God calls people to respond to His grace through faith, initially expressed in repentance, confession, and baptism. God restores the relationship, forgiving sin and sealing us with His Holy Spirit. We respond with a life of worship.
Romans 3, Ephesians 2, Romans 6
The church is a community of broken people saved by God’s grace and shaped by God’s Spirit to reflect Jesus to the world. The church is the body of Christ. Each member is uniquely gifted by the Holy Spirit to take on his or her role in God’s redeeming story. The church is God’s family called to live in unity, bearing burdens and sharing joys, while faithfully awaiting the return of Christ.
Acts 2, Colossians 1, John 17
God’s story continues among us as we become apprentices of Jesus by imitating His life of love and inviting people into relationship with God through Jesus. Throughout this journey God shapes us as the Holy Spirit bears fruit in our lives.
Galatians 5, Philippians 2, Matthew 28