Core Beliefs

The foundational beliefs of Skyline.

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God

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.

Scripture

Scripture is the God-breathed story of his relationship with people since before the beginning of time. God uses the words in this book to inform and transform his people, shaping them into his image for his service.

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People

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.

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Salvation

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.

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Church

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.

Discipleship

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.