What We Believe
We believe there is one true, holy and just God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each possesses all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. In the beginning, God created the world out of nothing, manifesting his glory, power, wisdom, and goodness. By His sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence He operates through history to fulfill his redemptive purposes.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead.
John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He was sent by the Father and the Son to convict men’s hearts of sin and to provide guidance and comfort to the believer. The Spirit’s presence marks the life and power of Jesus Christ among His body and kingdom. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14), to convict the world of sin, of God’s righteousness, and of coming judgment (John 16:8-11); and to enable sinners to believe (John 6:44, 12:32, 16:7-8). The Holy Spirit indwells, guides, instructs, fills, comforts, and empowers the believer for Godly living
Mark 13:11, John 14:26, John 16:13, Romans 5:5, 1 Corinthians 3:16
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God– “a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.” We believe Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:16, John 1:1
We believe that salvation is a free gift of God and cannot be earned through any of our acts or works. We receive God’s free gift of salvation through faith in Jesus alone and the sacrifice He made for all people on the cross for our sins. This requires placing our trust in the atoning work of Jesus, repenting of our sin, and confessing Jesus as our Lord. In the New Testament church, every believer was commanded to be baptized.
We believe that the Bible teaches that baptism is the immersion in water of a repentant believer and is the first step of active obedience after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism allows a Christ-follower to communicate to the world their surrendered commitment to Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:37-39, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 12:13
We believe that every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
We believe that those who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior should repent of their sin, confess their faith, and be baptized (immersion) into Him.
John 3:16-17, Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ on Earth and exists to save the lost and edify the saved.
We believe that as disciples of Jesus we must each be faithful to the whole counsel of God. Each step of obedience should be followed without exception. Jesus said it clearly, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”
The chief purpose of mankind is to glorify God by loving Him with the entire heart, soul, mind, and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5, Isaiah 43:7, Matthew 22:37). All those who believe are to glorify God and thus fulfill their. Worship glorifies God through adoration (Psalm 95:6), praise (Psalm 99:5), prayer (Daniel 6:10-11), thanksgiving (Nehemiah 12:46), and a complete yielding to Him (Romans 12:1). Worship declares His worth, pays Him reverence, and celebrates Him in a life of devotion. We seek to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.
Exodus 15:1-21, 2 Samuel 6:14-16, Psalm 5:7, John 4:23-24, Revelation 4:11, 5:12
We believe that the Biblical definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. Jesus himself recognized this definition.
We believe in the importance of serving the body of Christ by offering clear paths for people to start and develop healthy and growing relationships with others in the church body. Church membership is a byproduct of people who are growing in Christ and who grasp the importance of serving the Lord by using their gifts to serve others in the local church. Church membership implies service for the growth and effectiveness of the church mission.