The following are the core beliefs of Highland Country Fellowship based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of Old and New Testaments, is the inspired revelation of God. We believe the very words of the Bible were written by human authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible is without error in the original manuscripts and is the final authority in all matters about which it speaks. We believe the Bible includes all that God requires for us to believe and do and is to be obeyed as God’s instruction for all of life.

The Triune God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three have the same nature and attributes, work harmoniously together in their activity, and are worthy of the same obedience and worship.

The Person and Work of Jesus Christ

We believe that the eternal Son of God was sent to the earth by the Father and became fully man in Jesus Christ. Remaining fully God, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was crucified and buried as a substitutionary, atoning sacrifice for the sins of all who believe in Him.

He was raised from the dead bodily and following his resurrection He ascended into heaven at the Father’s right hand where He serves as intercessor and advocate for His people.

At the end of the age Jesus will return bodily to this earth to judge the world. Those who trust in Jesus Christ alone will be raised to eternal reward. Those who have not trusted in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal punishment.

The Fall and Consequence of Sin

Despite God’s noble creation of humanity, man – through the deception and temptation of Satan – sinned and experienced a separation from God. The consequences of this sin affected the entire human race, bringing about spiritual death and, ultimately, physical death. All human beings are now born with a sinful nature and reveal this nature by committing acts of sin.

As a result of our birth into sin and our sinful actions since that time, we have no spiritual standing before God and are in need of salvation.


We believe that God the Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ to offer salvation as a gift to all mankind. By faith, a person is saved by placing their trust in Jesus Christ alone, who died in their place, paying the penalty for their sin. We believe that salvation is wholly a work of God’s grace and is not the result of any human effort or merit.

Without detracting from God’s ultimate sovereignty, however, human beings are responsible for choosing whether or not to believe and trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. This faith is evidenced by genuine repentance, which is seen when a person, having been convicted by the Holy Spirit of his sin, forsakes it, humbles himself and endeavors to walk in obedience and service to the Lord.