There is one God eternally existent in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  The three are coequal and are one God.  This is known - in theological terms - as the Trinity.  Although each member of the trinity are distinct and serve different purposes, they each possess equal power and authority.

  • Genesis 1:1
  • Genesis 1:26-27
  • Deuteronomy 6:4
  • Psalm 90:1-2
  • Isaiah 61:1
  • Matthew 3:16-17
  • 2 Corinthians 13:14


Jesus Christ is the Son of God - fully man and fully God.  He is the ONLY way to Heaven.  He came to earth, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life so that He could be the sacrifice for sinful humanity.  His death on a cross paid the penalty for the sins of mankind.  Three days later, He rose from the grave to demonstrate his power and authority over sin and death.  He ascended into Heaven and will one day return to reign as King.

  • Isaiah 9:6
  • Matthew 1:20-23
  • John 1:1-5, 14
  • John 14:6
  • Romans 1:3
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • Colossians 2:9-10
  • 1 Timothy 6:14-16


The Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father that empowers us to live the life we are called to live in the Scripture.  The Holy Spirit is not a force or an "it."  The Holy Spirit is a person of the trinity - coequal with God the Father and Christ the Son.  He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ.  He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved.  As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

  • Luke 24:49
  • John 14:16-17, 25-26
  • John 16:7-15
  • Acts 1:8
  • 1 Corinthians 2:12
  • Galatians 5:22-25
  • 1 Peter 1:2


The Bible is the inspired Word of God - written by man.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is without error, and it remains completely relevant to our daily lives.

  • Psalm 12:6
  • Psalm 119:105, 160
  • Proverbs 30:5
  • Isaiah 40:8
  • Isaiah 55:11
  • Romans 15:4
  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Hebrews 1:1
  • Hebrews 4:12


The global church is made up of every believer that has received Christ as their savior.  However, not all believers can attend the same church, so there are many local churches all across the world committed to regular gatherings.  We refer to this as the local church.  The local church is a community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ.  At The Refuge, we believe that the local church is the hope of the world.

  • Matthew 16:18-19
  • Acts 2:41-47
  • Ephesians 1:22-23
  • Ephesians 5:25-27
  • Colossians 1:18
  • Colossians 3:15
  • Hebrews 10:23-25
  • Revelation 21:2-3