We believe in the One God who has existed eternally, without origin. He is holy and without sin. He has revealed Himself to humanity as a triune being (Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit). He is the creator of all things (whether seen or unseen) and without Him nothing could exist.
(1 Timothy 1:17; Matthew 3:16-17; Genesis 1:1-3)
We believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God who appeared in the flesh and engaged with humanity in both the Old and New Testament. As a member of the triune God, we believe that He is God Himself (though separate in personality and distinct from the Father and the Holy Spirit). He was born of the Virgin Mary. He was sinless while He lived on Earth, yet became our substitute on the cross. He was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead on the third day. He appeared before many witnesses, ascended into Heaven after 40 days, and is now seated at the right hand of God. We believe that He will return for the Church in the rapture and that He will come again to fight the final battle of Armageddon.
(John 1:1; Luke 1:26-35; Philippians 2:8; Matthew 28:5-6; Acts 1:9-11, John 14:3; Revelations 19:11-20)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a member of the triune God, which makes Him God Himself (though separate in personality and distinct from the Father and the the Son). He is the very power and presence of God in the life of the Church and every believer in Christ. He indwells the believer upon the moment of salvation and gives him/her their spiritual gifts. He teaches, corrects, and convicts the believer so that he/she can be faithful witnesses of Christ. He intercedes for the believers. He has intellect and emotions, thus making Him a person and not an object.
(Hebrews 9:14; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; John 16:8; Romans 8:26-27)
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. We believe that it is authoritative and is for teaching, conviction, correction, and training in righteousness. We believe that it is inerrant and infallible in its original manuscripts. We believe that although God is the ultimate author of the Bible, He used approximately 40 different men over a period of 1,500 years to write its various books without contradiction of what had been written or what was to be written. We believe that is the final revelation of God to the world and has no other additions.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Galatians 1:8)
We believe that man was created by God, in the image of God. We believe that God created only two genders (male and female). We believe that they were created to manage all that God had made on the Earth and to procreate. We believe that the original sin occurred when Adam ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. As a result, sin came to all mankind and all are born into sin. We believe that death is the consequence for our sins. We believe that the only solution for man's relationship with God to be restored is faith in the Lord Jesus.
(Genesis 1:26-30; Ephesians 2:10; Genesis 2:16-17; Genesis 3:6-7; Romans 5:12-14; Romans 5:17)
We believe that all have sinned and that there are none that are righteous. The punishment for our sins is death and eternal separation from God. We believe that God graciously provided a solution through His Son Jesus. We believe that Jesus perfectly accomplished everything that needed to be done in order to appease a Holy God. Through His sacrifice on the cross and His shedding of blood for the forgiveness of sins, the wrath of God was satisfied. We believe that through our confession of Jesus as Lord and belief that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved. We also believe that salvation is a gift from God received by faith and cannot be earned by our works.
(Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10)
We believe that the Church is a holy institution and spiritual organism created by God and consists of every Christ-follower. We believe that Christ is the head of the Church and that the Holy Spirit (who The Father sent) empowers it. We believe that its mission is to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that every member of the Church has a critical role to play in it accomplishing its mission. We also believe that the Church makes Christ known through its unity and love for one another.
(Ephesians 1:22; Acts 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 12:15-26; John 13:35)
We believe that we are called to live a holy life that sets itself as an example to a fallen world. We believe that we have a responsibility to our fellow man to serve as a faithful witness to Jesus Christ. We also believe that we are called to live according to biblical and not worldly standards.
(Romans 12:2; Galatians 5:16-26; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
We believe that God the Father does have a major, unique role in the Trinity: He is the Master Planner. It is God the Father who makes the plans implemented by God the Son (Jesus) and brought to completion by God the Holy Spirit. He sent the Son (in the form of Jesus) as a sacrifice for our sins; He forgives sins and brings about salvation for everyone who believes in Jesus. In general terms, He rules over everything supremely.
(1 Corinthians 8:6; John 16:15; Matthew 6:14; John 3:16; 1 Peter 1:3; Luke 10:21; Ephesians 4:6)
We believe that water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion) are significant above any other ordinances for Christians to observe. We believe that water Baptism has no saving merit, but that after a person is saved, that individual should be baptized as a public testimony to his or her new life as a Christian. We believe that the scriptural method of water Baptism is immersion, and that a person should be baptized by immersion only one time. We believe that Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper to commemorate His death, and that it should be observed often as a memorial of the body and the shed blood of Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is open to all born-again believers.
(Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:9-13; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-33)