We hold these core beliefs as non-negotiable. Everything else—while important—is not a test of fellowship.
Jesus is the eternal, only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin, and both fully God and fully man. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer of all mankind. He is our King and He calls us to live in submission to Him and His rule as the King of the Kingdom of God. Through Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, everyone has access to eternal life by trusting in Him as Savior. None can come to the Father unless they come through Jesus.
God is known throughout history by many names: "I Am", "Jehovah", "Yahweh", "Elohim", etc. He was known by Jesus as "Father", which is the name we use to refer to God today. He and Jesus—along with the Holy Spirit—are one, infinite in power, wisdom, goodness, and love. They created humankind to know God and have relationship with Him in His Kingdom. Jesus is the exact representation of God and is the One who makes our renewed relationship with God possible.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God sent by Jesus to dwell in the hearts of true disciples of Jesus. He is given to men and women upon a true confession of Jesus as Lord and Savior as a mark of eternal life. He is Creator and Sustainer of the world. The Spirit is alive and active today and leads anyone who truly desires to know God to truly know him.
The Bible is the most precious book the world has ever known. It is composed of 66 books written by many different authors over a period of 1500 years. Inspired by God, it was given to humans as a primary way for us to understand the story of God and His love and desire for humankind. It points us to Jesus and is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
To be "saved" from something means that there is danger if the salvation doesn't come. As fallen human beings, we are all separated from God because of our sin. Our end is death if we continue on our own path without reaching out to Jesus for salvation. Salvation—abundant, everlasting life—comes through repentance—turning from our own path—and placing our faith in Jesus as the Son of God and Savior of the world and His completed work on the cross.