WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible is the inspired and complete word of God without error. It was given to man so that we may know and love God, understand the gift of salvation Jesus Christ offers to us, and serve as our source for spiritual growth.
2 Tim 3:16; Heb 4:12; Ps 119:105; Prov 30:5; Is 55:11
We believe in one God who exists as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Sprit (The Trinity).
1 John 5:7; Mat 3:16‐17; 28:19; Col 2:9
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is God in human form. We believe Satan tempted him in all points like we are, but without sin. We believe He allowed Himself to be crucified in order to pay the penalty for all our sin, He rose again from the grave on the third day, and He now sits on the right hand of the Father in heaven.
I Tim 3:16; Luke 1:35; Isa 7:14; Mat 4:1‐11; Heb 4:15; 1 John 2:16; Rom 5:11‐21; 1 Cor 15:3‐4; Col 3:1
We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God and the current, earthly manifestation of God through His indwelling of the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He seals the believer and baptizes him into the body of Christ at the moment of salvation with the goal of teaching God’s Word and conforming the believer to the image of Christ.
1 Cor 3:16; John 16:7; 1 Cor 12:13; Eph 1:3‐14; 1 Cor 2:9‐16; 2 Cor 3:17‐18
We believe that the first man and woman were created in God’s image and all humans have great value in God’s sight. But, when the first couple sinned, they brought both physical and spiritual death to the human race. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature, commit acts of sin in their lives, and must be reconciled to God through the death of Jesus Christ. We believe salvation is by God’s grace alone on the basis of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and in His resurrection. We believe that salvation is available to anyone who will personally believe in their heart and confess with their mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. We believe this salvation cannot be reversed or lost, and believers are kept by the power of God.
Eph 2:8‐9; Rom 10:9‐10; John 10:28‐29; 1 John 2:19; Rom 8:35‐ 39; 1 Pet 1:5
We believe the Church, both worldwide and local, should be a witness to the world. The ministry, worship, and teaching of each local church should creatively adapt to the particular culture it feels called to reach, but without compromising Biblical absolutes. We believe each local assembly should be as self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating as possible, practicing the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Table and operating under the leadership of those who hold the office of pastor. We believe every member of the local church has the responsibility to minister the Word of God and support the ministry through prayer, holy living, tithes, and offerings
Acts 14:23; Eph 1:22-23; 4:11-16; 1 Tim 3:1-13; 1 Thess 4:13-18; Rev 19:7-8; 21:2; Mat 28:18-20; 1 Cor 11:23-34; 1 Tim 3:1-13; 1 Pet 5:1-4; Heb 13:17; 1 Cor 16:2; Mal 3:10; Acts 4:34-37; 2 Cor 8:7; Acts 2:41-47; 13:1-4
We believe in the literal, physical return of Jesus Christ to the earth in power and great glory to judge the world and reign. We believe all men will spend eternity either with Christ or eternally separated from Him. We believe the lost who die wait in a literal Hell for the day of final judgment. We believe those who have accepted Christ as Savior will experience a bodily resurrection to everlasting life
Acts 1:11; 2 Thess 1:7‐10; 1 Thess 4:13-18; 1 Cor 15:51-58; Rev 20:11-15