What we believe

The beliefs a person holds steers the direction of their life.

These are the core beliefs that steer us as a church.



Our Statement of Faith

THE BIBLE


We believe that the Bible is the completely and uniquely inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original writings. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21)


GOD


We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,3;4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5,6; II Corinthians 13:14)


JESUS CHRIST


We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin mary, and is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13)


THE HUMAN CONDITION


We believe that man and woman were created in the image of God; that they sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and become guilty sinners in thought, word and deed. (Genesis 1:26,27; 3:1,24; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; I John 1:8)


THE WORK OF CHRIST


We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He rose victorious from the grave on the third day; and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood. (Isaiah 53; Matthew 20:28; John 3:16; Romans 3:24-26; 5:1; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; I John 2:2; Matthew 28:6; Romans 10:9; and I Corinthians 15:14)


HOLY SPIRIT


We believe that the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 16:5-15; Romans 8:16, 23, 26, 27)


CHRIST'S RETURN


We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Matthew 24:42-51; Matthew 25:1-13)


SALVATION


We believe that all who come by grace through faith to accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 3:3, 5; 1:12, 13; James 1:18; I Peter 1:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9)


ETERNAL DESTINY


We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (John 5:28-29; I Corinthians 15; II Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20: 4-6,11-15)


BAPTISM


We believe that all Christians are baptized by the Holy Spirit when they are born again. We believe that the believer's baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a professed believer's biblical testimony. (Acts 2:28-41,47; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:36-40; 10:47; 18:8; Romans 6:3,4; I Corinthians 12:13)


THE LORD'S SUPPER


We believe that those who partake of the Lord's Supper should be born-again believers, walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:42-46; I Corinthians 11:23-29)


THE CHURCH


We believe that there is one true church universal, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord. The Scriptures command believers together to devote themselves to worship; prayer; teaching of the Word; observance of baptism and the Lord's Supper; fellowship; service to the body through the development and use of talents and gift; giving through tithes and offerings and outreach. (Romans 12:4-6; I Corinthians 12:4-6; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:12-16; Hebrews 10:24,25)page1image22312


THE GREAT COMMISSION


We believe that all Christians are commanded to participate in spreading the Gospel to all people groups. (Matthew 28: 19-20; Acts 1:8)