The PathStarts Here!

Your path to membership starts here! Take a couple of minutes of your time to watch the videos below, read the Statement of Faith and submit the acknowledgement form at the bottom of the page.

You’ll then receive a set time to meet with a Pastor or Elder to ask any questions you may have. After that, your membership will be affirmed and you’ll also sign a Mount Covenant Card.

Membership Videos

Take a moment to watch the FOUR videos from Pastor Adam on Membership at The Mount below.

Statement of Faith

The Bible
We believe the Bible is God’s Word to all people. It tells the true story of God, man, sin,
redemption, and reconciliation. Scripture is comprised of a total of sixty-six books: thirty-nine
books of the Old Testament and twenty-seven books of the New Testament. Since the Word of
God is inspired by God, the Bible is the supreme source of truth, without error, and completely
relevant for daily living. (Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalm 119:11, 89, 105; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah
40:8; John 5:39; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 1:1-2)

We believe in one God, who exists in three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit. God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth. God the Father is great, all-
powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and holy. He is
loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises. God is sovereign, created all
things for the praise of His glory, and intends for man to live in a right relationship with Him.
(Exodus 3:14; Psalm 11:4-6; John 3:16; 14:1; Acts 17:28)

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was present with the Father at creation and had
fellowship with the Father and Spirit before man was created. He was born of a virgin, lived a
sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people through
His death on the cross. After three days, Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death so that we
could have life. He is God’s plan for bringing those who are enemies of God back into a right
relationship with Him. Through his substitutionary death, He revealed divine love and upheld
divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. He ascended to heaven and will
return to earth one day to reign as King. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18-23; John
1:1-5, 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Peter 2:24; Colossians

The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus.
He unites believers to Jesus Christ through faith and dwells within them. He provides Christians
with the power for righteous living, an understanding of spiritual truth, and the guidance for
doing what is right. He convicts people of sin, comforts, gives spiritual gifts, and makes people
more like Christ. (Genesis 1:2; Acts 1:8; John 16:6-11; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians

Human Beings
We believe God created human beings, male and female in His image. Adam and Eve, the first
two human beings, were made to complement each other in a one-flesh union that establishes the
only normative pattern of sexual relations for men and women. As the only part of the created
order that is made in God’s image, human beings are to be like Him in character and person.
From the moment of conception, human beings are the supreme object of God’s creation.
Although each person has the potential for good, all are marred by sin against God. Sin separates
humans from God and causes hardship in their lives. As a result of sin, people cannot attain a
right relationship with God through their own efforts. (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah
59:1-2; Romans 3:22-23; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; Colossians 1:21-22)

We believe the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross provides the only way to
salvation – through forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death
and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and
cannot be earned through a person’s efforts. (Isaiah 1:18; Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:68-69; John
1:12; 3:16; Acts 2:21; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:8-10; Revelation 3:20; Romans 3:24)

The Church
We believe that by His Word and by His Spirit, God created the Church, the body of all
believers, calling sinful people into fellowship. The Church is not a religious institution or
denomination. Rather, the Church, the body of Christ, is made up of those who have become
followers of Jesus Christ. The Church exists to worship and serve God by doing His will. The
Church has been called to preach the gospel and make disciples to transform the world. The Holy
Spirit has gifted the Church for equipping people to mature and grow. All members of the body
of Christ are to be a vital and committed part of the local church (the church). All members are to
be equipped for ministry to one another and to the world. (Ephesians 1:22; Matthew
16:18; 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Ephesians 4:4-6)

Last Things
We believe, that as revealed in His Word, God will bring this world to an end at His set time.
Jesus Christ will fulfill His promise and physically return to the earth in glory. At this time, the
dead will be raised, and Jesus will judge all people in righteousness. According to Scripture, each
person will receive their reward. The righteous will dwell forever in heaven with the Lord in
resurrected and glorified bodies based solely on their faith in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus
Christ. The unrighteous will be consigned to hell, the place of everlasting punishment, for
rejecting the provision of God for their sins. (Revelation 21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Hebrews
9:27-28; Revelation 21:27; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians
2:7-9; 2 John 1:8; Revelation 22:12)