The God Who Saves
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, who made the heavens and the earth. He created us to know Him, to fill the earth with His worship, and to faithfully steward His creation. We all have fallen short of this by rejecting His commandments and giving our love to other things. (Dt 4:6, Is 45:18, 1 Pe 2:9)
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, who is the eternal son of God. He was born of the virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit and lived as a man like us, sharing in our weakness and suffering. For our sake He was crucified. He experienced death but rose on the third day. He ascended into heaven and is seated in power at the right hand of the Father. He will return to judge the earth, and His kingdom will have no end.(1 Co 8:4-6, Heb 2:9-14, 1 Co 15:20-27)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who precedes from the Father and the Son, and with them is glorified. He freely gives life, not according to human merit, and unites us to Christ by faith. In Christ, we have been counted as righteous, we are being conformed to His likeness, and we will be raised to eternal life. The Holy Spirit is calling people from every nation and walk of life, reconciling them together in the church. By His inspiration, the scriptures have been written. We believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God, the source for all life and doctrine. (Jn 16:7-15, Rm 8:1-4, Eph 2:18-22)
Saved for a Redemptive Purpose
We recognize that faithfully following God in a broken, stressful, ever-changing world is hard. We need each other’s wisdom, encouragement from the Bible, and loving support. Northbrook is a place where conversation lingers after service. We seek to love and know each other well. We believe that loving those within the church family is a mark of following Jesus (John 13:35).
In the Bible, we see that the heart of God yearns to rescue the lost and support the vulnerable. Far beyond the walls of our churches or the boundaries of our country, God is intent to save people from all nations (Matthew 28:19). His affections are specially directed towards the most helpless in society (Psalm 68:5). We humbly admit that we as a local church are still growing in pursuing the priorities of God’s heart in these two areas. We long to be a church that looks beyond its comfort and follows our Father’s leading in ministry.