WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ( Matthew 3:16 & 17, John 14:9 & 10).
We believe that all people are created by God and in His image yet have willfully sinned. As a result, all men are in need of a Savior, being lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12, Romans 3:23, I John 1:7).
God the Father
We believe God is the creator of man and of all things—visible and invisible (Genesis 1:1, Acts 17:24-28).
We believe that salvation (the forgiveness of sins) comes by grace through faith in the completed work of Christ on our behalf through His blood (His death on the cross). Salvation is a free gift from God and includes an immediate restoration of a person’s relationship with Him, and through yielding to the Holy Spirit, a lifetime of continuing transformation of that person’s character into the image and likeness of Christ (Matthew 26:28, Acts 16:30-31, Romans 5:8-11, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Philippians 1:6).
We believe the pattern the Bible teaches to receive Jesus as Savior is to believe in Christ as God's Son and Savior of the world, to repent of personal sin, to confess Christ as Lord, and to be immersed in baptism (Luke 24:45-47, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7, 2 Peter 3:9).
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return to power and glory at some point in history ( John 1:1, Matthew 1:18, Romans 8:11, 1Corinthians 15, Revelation 1:18).
We believe that the church is the body and bride of Christ, comprised of all Christians everywhere, with a three-fold mission to:
1) evangelize the world
2) make disciples of Christ
3) equip others for ministry (Matthew 16:13-18, John 6:47, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:14-47, Romans 8:10-11, Ephesians 4:11-16).
God the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian (John 16:5-15).
We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. The saved will inherit eternal life; the unsaved, eternal separation from God (Romans 8:10-11, Daniel 12:2, John 6:47).
We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith (Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:13, 2 Timothy 3:16).