What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Our Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of The Rescue Church 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.


We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, Sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the universe; that He only is God, holy in nature, attributes, and purpose. The Bible reveals His existence from the very beginning (Genesis 1:1). What the Bible also does is reveal the nature, character, and work of God. We believe that God is revealed to us in the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Through God’s ultimate love He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice for all mankind. God became incarnate-God came in human form to us (John 1:14). The Son of God became the Son of Man and is therefore the “bridge” between God and man (John 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:5). It is only through the Son that we can have forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7), reconciliation with God (John 15:15; Romans 5:10), and eternal salvation (2 Timothy 2:10).
So, to really know who God is, all we have to do is look at Jesus.

There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift of eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

Sin is disobedience towards God, and we believe that every person has experienced this. When we sin we separate ourselves from God and cause many problems in this lifetime as well.
When we repent we acknowledge that we’re wrong, we’re broken, and we need help. We realize that only Jesus Christ can save us from our sin.
By God’s grace we can be saved and restored into relation with Him.

The Church

The church is the community that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord, the covenant people of God made new in Christ, the Body of Christ called together by the Holy Spirit through the Word.
We believe God calls the Church to express its life in unity and fellowship; in worship through the preaching of the Word, observance of the sacraments, and ministry in His name; by obedience to Christ, holy living, and mutual accountability.

The Church is a historical reality that organizes itself in local congregations and as a universal body. God calls the Church to live under His rule in anticipation of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.

The rapture and the second coming of Christ are often confused. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether a scripture verse is referring to the rapture or the second coming. However, in studying end-times Bible prophecy, it is very important to differentiate the two.

The rapture is when Jesus Christ returns to remove the church (believers in Christ) from the earth. The rapture is best described in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-54. Believers who have died will have their bodies resurrected and, along with believers who are still living, will meet the Lord in the air. This will all occur in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. The rapture is imminent; it could take place at any moment. (Titus 2:13, 1 Thes. 4:13-16, 1 Cor. 15:50-54)

The second coming is when Jesus returns to defeat the Antichrist, destroy evil, and establish His millennial kingdom. The second coming is described in Revelation 19:11-16. The second coming includes the removal of unbelievers as an act of judgment. (Matt. 24:40-41)

While we don't know when Jesus is coming back, we can be sure that God's plan will come to completion. In the meantime, we love as Jesus loves, serve as Jesus serves, and follow Him.

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Where Do We Meet?

The Rescue Church has three different campuses in three different cities:
 Sumner, Maple Valley, Buckley.